Editor's Note: Lorna Bracewell is the director of Impact Florida, an organization devoted to attaining marriage equality for all of Florida's citizens. She is also a singer/songwriter and has released six albums of original music on her own label, Braced Well Records. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida with her partner of three years and their five guinea pigs.
Impact Florida is a grassroots organization devoted to attaining marriage equality for all of Florida's citizens, regardless of gender and sexual orientation. We formed in response to the recent passage of Florida's "Amendment 2," an amendment to the Florida state constitution that limits the definition of marriage to one man and one woman and precludes the legislature from enacting civil unions, domestic partnerships or any other civil institution that is the substantial equivalent of marriage. We will educate and, in some instances, demonstrate until this discriminatory amendment is repealed and marriage equality becomes a reality.
Our next demonstration will take place on Friday, December 12 at 7pm outside of Florida Governor Charlie Crist's wedding and reception. The wedding is being held at the First United Methodist Church of Saint Petersburg (212 3rd St N St Petersburg, FL 33701) and the reception is being held at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort (501 5th Avenue NE St.
Petersburg, Florida 33701). All participating in the demonstration will wear pink shirts as a display of unity. Our objective will be to celebrate the Governor's and everyone's fundamental right to marry.