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Bondi on CNN: 'I've never said I don't like gay people'



Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Tuesday defended her actions two years ago to fight same-sex marriage during a tense interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper.

Cooper questioned if it were a "sick irony" that Bondi could say in interviews since the shootings in Orlando that anyone who attacks the gay community will be gone after to the fullest extent of the law when she argued in court years ago that allowing marriage equality would "impose significant public harm." Cooper said there are people in the gay community who consider her a hypocrite and not a champion of the gay community.

Bondi said she was defending the state constitution, as she is sworn to defend.

"I've never said I don't like gay people," Bondi said. "That's ridiculous."


[Last modified: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 4:03pm]


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