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Crist won't join gay marriage ban campaign



Don't look for Gov. Charlie Crist to trumpet a gay marriage ban in Florida's Constitution. Upon news that the measure's supporters claimed to have gathered enough signatures to put it on the ballot in November (Full story here), he told reporters in Tampa Thursday, "It's not an issue that moves me."

He said he'd rather focus on raising teacher pay, reducing property taxes and combatting climate change.

"I'm just a live and let live kind of guy," he said. Crist has previously asked the GOP to stop donating money to the initiative.

-- Asjylyn Loder

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:10pm]


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