Thursday, November 6, 2008

Gay community stunned by passage of marriage amendment in Florida

Once it became evident that Amendment 2 would pass, the discussion and disappointment within the local gay and lesbian community began. Though Leon County was among the top counties to vote no at nearly 45 percent, statewide the initiative passed with just over 62 percent of the vote.

"What really upsets me is the way they word amendments on ballots," said Florida State student Daniel Scarantino, who is a member Pride Student Union. "A lot of people will vote yes or no, and they will put an opinion to it without knowing what it's for. I'm a college sophomore. I did very well on the SAT and still a couple of the amendments left me puzzled."

Here is what voters in Leon County had to read before casting their vote on the issue: "This amendment protects marriage as the legal union of only one man and one woman as husband and wife and provides that no other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized."

I'm sorry Daniel, but I didn't have a problem reading it. It clear and precise. It clearly states a union between one man and one woman. What part of one man and one woman didn't you get? Just because it didn't said tradional marriage, you thought it was misleading some how?

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