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FLORIDA: Liberty Counsel Files Motion To Intervene In Marriage Equality Suit

Last month six Florida gay couples filed a lawsuit against that state's Amendment 2, the constitutional ban on same-sex marriage approved by voters in 2008.  Yesterday the Liberty Counsel, which authored Amendment 2, filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit. Via press release:
Mathew and Anita Staver, Liberty Counsel’s Chairman and President, respectively, drafted Amendment 2 and successfully defended it against pre-election legal challenges, ultimately winning unanimous approval (7-0) by the Florida Supreme Court. Having lost in the marketplace of ideas and having failed to convince the public to adopt their radical version of "marriage," homosexual activists, led by the National Center for Lesbian Rights and Equality Florida, have now filed suit. This lawsuit threatens to disenfranchise millions of Floridians who voted to affirm natural marriage and to supplant the clearly expressed will of a supermajority of Florida’s voters with the radical vision of homosexual activists who cannot win at the ballot box.
The Orlando-based Liberty Counsel's motion was filed on behalf of PULSE, a coalition of black churches, the Florida Democratic League, a group of right-wing Hispanic "Democrats," and the Florida Family Policy Council, the group that used ugly tactics to fight a same-sex adoption case in 2010.

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