Tonight at 6:00 p.m. the Mayor and four Commissioners of Fort Lauderdale will vote on a resolution offered by the lone gay commissioner, to support “marriage equality.” One Broward County resident states, “All day yesterday and today I have been emailing, calling each commissioner to NOT sign the resolution. And I have been contacting friends to do the same.”
In an email Broward resident Jack Gillies states:
Dear Honorable Mayor & Commissioners,
At the end of the day, I wouldn’t want to stand before God and say “I voted for sodomy-‘based’ marriage”. Please do not fall into the trap set by the bully homosexual movement that goes against The Word of God. I will be attending the meeting tonight, with several others, in support of your vote against this legislation.
“I’ve known and worked with Equality Florida for years and am proud to stand with them in support of full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community,” said US Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Supporters of Equality Florida include: US Senator Bill Nelson. US Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Alcee Hastings, Ted Deutch and Frederica Wilson; former Representatives Ron Klein, Kathy Castor, Corrine Brown and Kendrick Meek; Florida State Senators Nan Rich, Jeremy Ring, Chris Smith, Eleanor Sobel, Larcenia Bullard and Maria Sachs; and former Florida Senator Gwen Margolis.
Representing the Florida House of Representatives: Ari Porth, Gwyn Clarke-Reed, Evan Jenne, Marty Kiar, Hazelle Rogers, Perry Thurston, Joe Gibbons, Franklin Sands, Daphne Campbell, Darryl Rouson, Elaine Schwartz, Ron Saunders, Jim Waldman, Irving Slosberg and Dwight Bullard.
Representing Broward County: Property Appraiser Lori Parrish, Sheriff Al Lamberti, State Attorney Mike Satz and Clerk of Courts Howard Foreman. From the Broward County Commission: Sue Gunzburger, John Rodstrom, Lois Wexler, Stacy Ritter, Dale Holness, Chip LaMarca, Kristin Jacobs, Barbara Sharief and Ilene Lieberman.
Representing the Broward County School Board: Robin Bartleman, Nora Rupert, Laurie Rich Levinson, Ann Murray, Katie Leach, Donna Korn, Maureen Dinnen, Ben Williams, Patty Good and Superintendent Robert Runcie.