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Floridians Sacrifice to Uphold Marriage

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Florida resident Jose Canseco can rest easy knowing that the sanctity of his marriage has been protected.

Florida may just be the bravest state in the Union.  Last week, Floridians voted more than 60% in favorite of Amenment 2 which stated “Inasmuch as marriage is the legal union of only one man and one woman as husband and wife, no other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized.”

Obviously, this is a wonderful step forward for Florida in protecting the sanctity of marriage regardless of the consequences for single people living in the state.  As similiar law passed in Florida has been used to strip heterosexual singles of their rights including alimony, estate planning and domestic partnership registries, but hey Florida has always been willing to sacrifice to make a point.

As the courts begin the process of figuring out if it would undo the benefits that gays and lesbians now have through their employers’ same-sex insurance policies and whether heterosexual couples with domestic-partner agreements would be affected, it is good to know that the will of the voters has spoken instead of 12 unelected judges and I for one can’t think of a better use of our tax dollars. To those single people who have given up their own rights to make sure that gay people didn’t enjoy similar rights I say, “well done”.


Written by thatsrightnate

November 11, 2008 at 12:33 pm