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Romney: I support gay marriage ban in Florida



Mitt Romney, feeling the footsteps of Baptist preacher-turn-pol Mike Huckabee, is trying to shore up support with Christian conservatives this week.

And what better way than to declare support for the drive to ban gay marriage in Florida?

"In Florida, a ballot initiative has been proposed that would give constitutional protection to the definition of marriage as one man and one woman and prevent unelected activist judges from trying to invent and impose new laws that disregard the will of the people. I strongly support this initiative," the Republican presidential candidate said today in an e-mail to supporters.

The Florida Democratic Party followed up with its own e-mail, recounting Romney's prior campaign promises to seek equality for homosexuals.

See below for upcoming Romney appearances in Fla.

On Saturday Romney will be in Florida and will attend a closed event in Naples. No public events are scheduled.

On Sunday, Romney participates in the Univision debate at 7:00 pm in the University of Miami’s main auditorium.

Craig Romney, Romney’s youngest son, will campaign in Florida from Thursday through Monday, with stops in Orlando, Naples and Miami.

Ann Romney will also travel to Florida for the Univision Debate. On Monday, she attends a closed finance event in Vero Beach.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:09pm]


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