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The Human Rights Campaign and Equality Florida have endorsed Charlie Crist for governor of that state. According to Crist's petition page, he has vowed to fight to bring marriage equality to Florida. Governor Rick Scott has stated that marriage equality is a non-issue, and AG Pam Bondi is fighting marriage equality in the courts.

From Charlie Crist's petition page:

Rick Scott has said marriage equality is a "non-issue." Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi argued that recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states would "impose significant public harm."

Charlie will fight to bring marriage equality to Florida, because love is love.

He's proud to have the support of the Human Rights Campaign and Equality Florida in our work.

From Equality Florida:
(June 12, 2014) -- Equality Florida Action PAC, the largest organization dedicated to electing pro-equality candidates in Florida, today endorsed Charlie Crist for Governor.

“The early endorsement reflects the urgency of electing a Governor who will speed progress when it comes to equality, not stand in the way of fairness,” said Stratton Pollitzer, chair of the PAC.

“Florida is at a critical moment in our struggle to end discrimination, and the next Governor will have a tremendous impact on the everyday lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in our state,” added Pollitzer. “Charlie Crist has taken a clear stand for equality and fairness and is delivering a message that will inspire the growing pro-equality majority in our state to stand on the right side of history.”

A former Republican Governor turned Democratic contender, Crist broke from his party over its increasing hostility toward gay people, women, the poor and the party’s voter suppression tactics. He has apologized for votes that aligned him with his former party’s platform, which went against his own conscience, and has made good on promises to be an unyielding voice for full equality under the law for the LGBT community.


Originally posted to librarisingnsf on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 04:02 PM PDT.

Also republished by Kossacks for Marriage Equality and DKos Florida.

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