Pam Bondi is the Attorney General of Florida and she does not want The Gays to be married in Florida, nor does she want Florida to recognize The Gays who are legally married says in other states.
Well, bully for her, I say, she has the right to her opinion, wrong as it is, and out of touch as it is, and just about as over as it is, but what I do have a problem with is her reasoning for not wanting same-sex marriages performed in other states recognized in Florida; she says it because those marriages would "impose significant public harm."
And then she stopped talking. No mention of how those marriages would hurt Florida, or even who in Florida might be hurt by those marriages, she just said it’s bad and harmful and … and … and icky and that should be enough, right?
Well, here’s what I think ….
If this was some Pam Nobody, being asked in front of Publix what she thought about The Gays and marriage, I could simply toss her comments off as the delusional ratings of a moron. But this isn’t Pam Nobody, it’s Pam Bondi, an allegedly intelligent women who, if she has a statement to make, better good goddamn well back it up with facts and not just spew that same fear-based mumbo jumbo about same-sex marriage hurting the children, or hurting traditional marriage or being bad for folks, and maybe being the cause of hurricanes and such.
I don’t care that Pam Bondi doesn’t think The Gays should be equal under the law in Florida, because time will prove her wrong as it has been proving people wrong from Massachusetts to California, Oregon to DC, Iowa to Pennsylvania, and elsewhere.
I do have a problem with people, especially elected officials, using baseless fear to try and prove their point.
Oh, and Pam, your time is just about up because when marriage equality comes to Florida, and it will, you’ll find out that it wasn’t same-sex marriage that was harmful, it was antiquated opposition to it that hurts.Now take a seat and be quiet until your replacement shows up.