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Protesters arrive for Crist wedding




Protesters from Impact Florida, Cate Colgan, left, Lorna Bracewell, center showing her back, Yasmin Jones, center right, and Andrew Conte, right, prepare at Williams Park for the protest across the street from Gov. Charlie Crist and Carol Rome's wedding at First United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg.  [Gen Yamaguchi, Times]

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About 30 protesters have gathered across from the church in Williams Park to protest Gov. Charlie Crist's stance against gay marriage.

They're a peaceable lot, with rainbow and American flags and signs. One reads, "Straight guy for gay marriage."

"I’m in a heterosexual marriage. I pay taxes. There should be no issue being in a gay marriage because they pay taxes," said Catherine Lafuente, 28, of Longboat Key. "We're all American."

Nicole Hutcheson, Times staff writer


[Last modified: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 3:09pm]


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