Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi claims that same-sex marriage is equivalent to a plague.
The attorney general of Florida says in court documents that recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states would “impose significant public harm.”
Eight gay couples and the American Civil Liberties Union have sued the state in federal court. The lawsuit argues Florida is discriminating against the couples by not recognizing same-sex marriages performed in states where they are legal.
Attorney General Pam Bondi has filed a response that asks a federal judge to throw out the lawsuit.
Bondi’s office says the state has a legitimate interest in defining a marriage as between a man and woman because Florida’s voters adopted an amendment in 2008 that banned same-sex marriages.
I would be interested in hearing exactly why Ms. Bondi thinks a legal contract between two people represents “significant public harm.” Based on the fact that she has been married three times, I assume she’s an expert on it.
HT to Riptide.