For all of you in Florida, here is the preamble of your State Constitution
"We, the people of the State of Florida, being grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, in order to secure its benefits, perfect our government, insure domestic tranquility, maintain public order, and guarantee equal civil and political rights to all, do ordain and establish this constitution."
Also notice that you'll be asked to vote on the "Florida Marriage Protection Amendment" in November, which is trying to define marriage as the legal union between a man and a woman...but more importantly bans any other sort of legal union, gay or otherwise.
So if you want legal protection, you must get married....unless you don't want to or are gay...then you are shit out of luck.
Amendment 2 does nothing to protect marriage. But it does take away important family protections, health care insurance, hospital visitation and medical decision-making authority, from all unmarried couples, gay and straight. It permanently bans civil unions and dismantles domestic partner benefits that seniors, teachers, police officers and firefighters rely on across the state. While the rest of world moves towards acceptance, Florida moves towards prejudice...great job. Here's an idea...if you want to protect marriage do something about the 80,000+ DIVORCES FILED EVERY YEAR IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA BETWEEN MEN & WOMEN !
Vote NO on Amendment #2...just more cleverly worded, gay bashing propoganda to get the conservative base out to vote to prevent an Islamic fundamentalist with a weird name from becoming President. Shame on you if you vote yes on two.