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Nov 04, 2007 Quickie Link: Groups Battle Over Gay Marriage Ban
By vanrozenheim

(USA) - A constitutional amendment to ban gay marriages in Florida is closing in on a spot on the 2008 election ballot, triggering a political battle that could sway voters in a key presidential year. Florida4Marriage, the group pushing the amendment, has garnered 597,000 signatures and needs only 13,000 more to put it before voters. Proponents of the ban are heartened by polls showing that the amendment has a good chance of getting the 60 percent of votes necessary for passage. “It’s a little sad,” said Bryan Worthington of Venice, president of the local Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered caucus. “If there were no way to link the effects of this amendment to straight people, then it would pass in a heartbeat. But we have to do what it takes and it will end up effecting the rights of all people, Gay or straight.”

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