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Florida Attorney General Defends Gay Marriage Ban As Cities Fight Back

by Wochit 0:46 mins

Florida Attorney General Defends Gay Marriage Ban As Cities Fight Back

by Wochit 0:46 mins

The intensifying legal battle over gay marriage in Florida is placing state Republican leaders at odds with a growing chorus of local officials. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced plans this week to defend the state's gay marriage ban in two upcoming court cases, including a high-profile Miami hearing involving six same-sex couples. Yet Bondi and Florida Governor Rick Scott, both Republicans, have downplayed their personal views on gay marriage, even as they appeal to conservatives eager to keep Florida's marriage laws intact. "My job is not to write the law, but to defend it,” Bondi said in a statement earlier this month following outcry over her brief.

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