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Thrice-Divorced Florida Attorney General Calls Gay Families Unstable

pam bondiFlorida Attorney General Pam Bondi must not think federal judges are very bright. How else to explain her nutty defense of Florida’s antigay marriage ban?

It’s nothing we haven’t seen before: a lot of blah-blah-blah about protecting “stable family units,” as though gay parents aren’t stable. Bondi made the arguments in a brief filed in late May, and it’s about as terrible as a document possibly could be.

According to this person who is, incredibly, actually allowed to legally represent an entire state, preventing gay couples from marrying increases “the likelihood that children will be born to and raised by the mothers and fathers who produced them in stable and enduring family units.”

In other words, if we let gay people get married, straight parents will somehow lose their children. What? Or maybe she’s saying that straight parents will start divorcing if gays can marry?

Divorce is a topic that Bondi knows a thing or two about, because she’s done it herself three times. No doubt gay people were to blame in each case.

We’re actually a little relieved to see that Bondi’s making such a ridiculous argument, since it shows that she has absolutely no idea what she’s doing. Over a dozen courts have rejected similar lines of reasoning over the last year, and for all its shortcomings Florida will probably be no exception.

So, thanks for handing us a victory, Attorney General Bondi. Better luck with your next case! And your next marriage.

By:           matt baume
On:           Jun 2, 2014
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  • 30 Comments
    • jezuzchrist
      jezuzchrist

      Fact check time, she has not been divorced three times. It was only two times. Get it right or don’t publish stories anymore.

      Jun 2, 2014 at 1:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kenover
      Kenover

      Why does Florida elect so many idiots?

      Jun 2, 2014 at 1:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JusMe_DoinMe
      JusMe_DoinMe

      @jezuzchrist: what does it matter that its 2 times instead of 3 it just go’s to show her life isnt stable

      Jun 2, 2014 at 1:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • samwise343
      samwise343

      The third divorce was after her brain separated from her body.

      Jun 2, 2014 at 1:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shanestud
      Shanestud

      Bet she once was crowned Miss Daytona Bitch in Florida

      Jun 2, 2014 at 1:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bjohnmasters
      bjohnmasters

      @JusMe_DoinMe: Actually, it’s kind of worse. Twice divorced, and then she and a 65 y/o opthamologist from Tampa, took a group of top-level Florida Pols, including Governor Scott to the Cayman Islands for a wedding ceremony in 2012, that never happened. Once everyone got down there, the only had some sort of weird service (appears to have to been thrown together on short notice), at which some scriptures were read, but no vows exchanged and no license signed. Someone, it appears, got cold feet at the very last minute. My guess is, it was the doctor. So, she’s had about 2.5 marriages.

      Jun 2, 2014 at 1:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      “We’re actually a little relieved to see that Bondi’s making such a ridiculous argument, since it shows that she has absolutely no idea what she’s doing.”—Not necessarily. There *aren’t* any good arguments to make, and probably none that haven’t been rejected before, so if for whatever reason she believes she has to make an argument at all it must necessarily be a bad one.

      Jun 2, 2014 at 1:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stanhope
      stanhope

      LOL this woman is loony and probably has a miserable life. What an ass!

      Jun 2, 2014 at 1:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GymJockTX
      GymJockTX

      @Kenover:

      Florida elects so many idiots because the people who vote them into office want to be represented by their own kind.

      Jun 2, 2014 at 3:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      Blond slut! Her children, if she has any, should be taken away from her and placed in same sex homes!

      Jun 2, 2014 at 3:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justinbrent
      justinbrent

      Let’s not let this pass. Share with her on Twitter & Facebook reminders that after calling gay families unstable that she hasn’t done so well in keeping in a stable marriage herself!

      Jun 2, 2014 at 3:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • davidwesleyhorn
      davidwesleyhorn

      I have always been confused by the argument that gay marriage will not produce offspring and eventually when the whole world becomes gay, humans will become extinct…….lol

      Jun 2, 2014 at 3:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      That Photo looks like it came from an audition reel for FOX News.

      They LOVE young blond female hypocrites over at Fox.

      Jun 2, 2014 at 4:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BrianZ
      BrianZ

      @jezuzchrist: The first two divorces were from men, and the third from reality. What is so hard about counting to three? :D

      Jun 2, 2014 at 4:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Roan
      Roan

      Technically the heifer is divorced twice with a third marriage pending.

      Jun 2, 2014 at 5:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dez
      Dez

      This woman has no shame. I know she’s basically just a vile lawyer, but she doesn’t even have the good conscience to not hold/support this opinion on gay people when she herself is clearly an unstable b!tch? I mean, you’ve seriously been married and divorced three times but want to say gay’s are unstable. B!tch, you’re a HYPOCRITE!!!! SELF-RIGHTEOUS SPITEFUL HYPOCRITE!

      Then idiots like her want to throw the religious argument at us, when the bible clearly says those who divorce and re-marry are an abomination or something of the sort.

      Why is this still even a debate in politics!! It’s such utter B.S. If straight people are sick of hearing about gays and gay marriage in the news, they should be just as pissed off at politicians like PAM BONDI!!!

      Jun 2, 2014 at 5:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SteveDenver
      SteveDenver

      She is by biblical definition: an adulteress, a harlot, a whore

      Jun 2, 2014 at 6:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      @SteveDenver:

      She’ll get far in politics with those stellar credentials.

      Jun 2, 2014 at 8:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DickieJohnson
      DickieJohnson

      Another LMAO case against gay marriage. Let Blondi do the entire blahblahblah routine, at the FL taxpayers’ expense, because they elected the nitwit! After Blondi has done her anti-gay f*ck-tard song-and-dance, the Judge will simply roll his eyes, shake his head, and say, “Next!”

      Jun 2, 2014 at 9:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TampaBayTed
      TampaBayTed

      Ms Bondi is an example of the dangers of too much peroxide. What would Jesus say? Probably “You unrepentant adulteress casting stones at others.”

      Jun 2, 2014 at 9:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jimmac
      jimmac

      Two or three marriages and how old is she, 30? My partner and I have been together, monogamous, and I still adore him for 34 years. She’s judging relationship stability? Really?

      Jun 2, 2014 at 10:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mezaien
      Mezaien

      @Dakotahgeo: You talking shit dude.

      Jun 3, 2014 at 12:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jamesbrockart
      jamesbrockart

      Serial monogamist -mentally ill. Think Newt Gingrich.

      Jun 3, 2014 at 1:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harley
      Harley

      Maybe she should review her bible and heed what it says about “menstrating” women.

      Jun 3, 2014 at 5:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees
      Billysees

      @jimmac:

      Good comment —

      ” She’s judging relationship stability? Really? “

      Jun 3, 2014 at 6:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @Harley: Menstruating, Harley… MENSTRUATING! Always Google your spelling or Spell Check. It’s makes you look schmardt!

      Jun 3, 2014 at 11:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jim Guinnessey
      Jim Guinnessey

      More Republican hypocrisy!Hypocrisy is a Republican virtue.

      Jun 3, 2014 at 1:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hman
      hman

      Florida for all the good things this state offers, we sure are governed by a bunch of backwards 1940-50′s a-holes. What gives AG Harley or any government official the right to tell other people how to live, no matter what you personally believe, what you believe doesn’t matter, your decisions have to be based on law and only law, not your beliefs or your backward churches belief, I think the way to cure this is to make sure we get out there and vote you all out of office in Nov2014.
      Florida with so much to offer and the amount of tourists that come here, we have to be more progressive then the state has been. Unless we deivide the State in half everything above I-4 goes to Northern Fla aka southern Georgia, and everythjing south of the I-4 corridor goes to Southern Florida aka more progressive thinking people.

      Jun 27, 2014 at 5:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian Krashpad
      Brian Krashpad

      Here’s the funny thing: all the shit she’s slinging in the high-profile Miami case WON’T MATTER. Not because she’ll get her ass kicked in court, which she will, though.

      The Miami case she’s intervened in won’t decide the case in Florida.

      Last fall, with zero fanfare, a case that my boss and I filed in Ft. Myers raised the possibility of challenging FL’s prohibition of marriage equality. A simple divorce, of 2 people married in Massachusetts. The trial court judge dismissed the case, and our case is now already up on appeal. In less than 2 weeks the answer brief should be filed in our case, and Ms. Bondi will have missed so much as filing as an amicus. Given that the Miami case is still pretrial, the odds of it being the one to decide the issue in Florida are slim and none. Sfaik ours is furthest along. The 2nd District Court of Appeal (where we are) of late has signaled it is not hostile to marriage equality, as has the FL supreme court.

      Pam’s on the wrong side of history and will be steamrolled and consigned to its scrapheap. But since we didn’t publicize our case, she’s already missed the boat on the case that should decide the issue.

      Jun 27, 2014 at 7:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @Mezaien: ROFLMBO! You would notice, wouldn’t you, little basement dweller. Now go get Mommy to tuck you in and give you your bottle and bwankie! Nighty night, little fella!

      Jun 28, 2014 at 12:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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