FL Democrats Make Noble But Doomed Attempt To Get Domestic Partnerships

Florida Democrats Representative Mark Pafford and Senator Eleanor Sobel just entered a bill into the state legislature to offer domestic partnerships so that more Fortune 500 companies come to the Sunshine State. Republican opponents say that the law would violate the state’s 2008 constitutional ban on marriage equality and civil unions. But even though 62 percent of Florida’s voter supported the ban back then, a June 2011 poll found 67 percent of Floridians support legal recognition of same-sex couples now. But with Republican majority in both the House and the Senate, the bill looks likely to perish.

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