John M. Becker

Edie Windsor to Rick Scott: Stop Fighting Marriage Equality

Filed By John M. Becker | October 30, 2014 3:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: Edie Windsor, Florida, gay marriage, marriage equality, Rick Scott, same-sex marriage

Marriage equality hero Edie Windsor has a message for Rick Scott, the anti-gay Republican governor who is fighting tooth and nail against marriage equality in Florida: stop.

In an audio message to Scott recorded for Equality Florida, Edie says:

"I am Edith S. Windsor, the plaintiff in Windsor v. United States, the case that won federal recognition of marriages for same-sex couples. The two extremely positive decisions in favor of marriage equality were Justice Jacobs' decision in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Kennedy's decision in the Supreme Court, both self-described conservatives. Five judges in Florida have also ruled that it's wrong to exclude same-sex couples from marriage, and the majority of Floridians agree.

"My dear Governor Scott, I implore you to use the power of your office to allow loving couples to marry now in your state. Very respectfully yours, Edie Windsor."

Listen to Edie's words after the break.

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