Florida, USA: Petition Drive Initiated to Repeal Marriage Equality Ban

Written by scott on June 22nd, 2013

Florida From SpaceThings are moving along in Florida on the gay marriage front, as the paperwork has been filed to overturn the state’s marriage equality ban. Steve Rothaus at the Miami Herald reports:

Miami political consultant Vanessa Brito, who successfully ran the 2011 campaign to recall longtime Miami-Dade Commissioner Natacha Seijas, on Friday filed paperwork to put gay marriage back on the Florida ballot in 2014. The petition seeks to change Florida’s definition of marriage from “one man and one woman, as husband and wife” to “a union of two persons,” said Brito, a lesbian activist and co-chair of Equal Marriage Florida, a new political action committee. “We submit the petition today and the state has seven days to approve the language for a proposed referendum,” said Brito, a former board member of Unity Coalition, a gay Hispanic activist group in Miami-Dade County.

The last poll we have shoes 74% of Floridians support marriage equality or civil unions – no recent polling on just marriage equality that we’re aware of.

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