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Equality Florida announces campaign to push for gay marriage rights



Equality Florida announced today its "Get Engaged!" campaign, a statewide effort to secure the right to marry for all Floridians.

"As the entire country awaits the Supreme Court's rulings, it is time for all who believe in equality and 
fairness to take a clear stand on the right side of history," the organization's executive director Nadine 
Smith said in a conference call.

Though education will play a central role in the campaign, the specifics will largely depend on the ruling, 
Smith said. The organization plans to hold a telephone town hall in which legal experts will explain the 
decision's ramifications for Florida.

"While the fastest path to marriage equality in Florida is not yet certain, we do know that we will not just 
wait," Smith said. "We intend to win marriage, and all options are on the table including new legal challenges 
and the possibility of going back to the ballot to overturn Florida's discriminatory ban."

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:52am]


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