After coming up thousands of signatures short just three weeks ago, the ridiculously named “Marriage Protection” Amendment to the Florida Constitution (pushed by the equally preposterous “Florida4Marriage” campaign) will be on the ballot in November.
The broadly-worded amendment seeks to not only write discrimination into the Florida Constitution, but will also roll back domestic partnership benefits, much like the Michigan and Kentucky amendments. The effort is largely funded by the Florida Republican Party as a means to not only further discriminate against the LGBT community, but also drive out ultra-conservative voters in our key battleground state in November.
I encourage all the readers to get involved in our state’s efforts to stop this amendment by visiting either the Florida Red and Blue Campaign or Fairness for All Families. Join the mailing lists to stay updated and make a contribution if you can. We can’t let this wedge issue take away the much needed domestic partnership rights of LGBT families or sway the Presidential election in November.