Julio Robaina's Continually Conflicting Statements on Gay Rights is a Sick Sign of Desperation

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Up in New York State they've finally passed a bill legalizing same sex marriage. Meanwhile, down in Miami-Dade we've got a mayoral candidate who can't even decided if he's for or against domestic partnership laws and seems to have wildly flip-flopped between stances. Julio Robaina says he believes in the "sanctity of marriage," but he seems to have little regard for the sanctity of telling the truth or sticking to his word.

Back in April, Robaina submitted a signed questionnaire to Miami-Dade's leading GLBT rights organization Save Dade. He told the organization he supported a statewide domestic partner registry, visitation rights and "other basic rights" for gay and unmarried opposite sex couples.

In the past week, Robaina has done a complete 180 on the stance. He sneered the endorsement of the right wing anti-gay group Christian Family Council by supporting a host of anti-gay positions, including denying even domestic partnerships to same-sex couples.

Then in a debate between Robaina and Carlos Gimenez taped on Friday, Robaina announced he would support efforts to repeal benefits currently offered by the county to employees with same-sex partners, including health insurance. He'd also seek to repeal laws that allow same-sex partners to visit each other in the hospital and the jail.

Robaina's 180 is shameless and desperate. Now trailing Gimenez in polls, it appears Robaina is willing to contort himself to appeal to the fringes of the fringe even at a time when the majority of American support not only domestic partnerships but full gay marriage. Not only is Robaina painfully out of touch by supporting such hateful politics, but he's showing his true desperate political colors in doing so.

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James G. Camp
James G. Camp

Does it really even matter ? I mean he can't even endorse it for Hialeah, much more Miami-Dade county. Besides, the ball isn't even in his court on this, even if he were the mayor, the State of Florida makes that call and if anyone thinks Rick Scott is on board, he doesn't even want Obamacare or a bullet train. The whole article is ludicrous, my response is too for that matter, my opinion just as pointless yet more logical. Robaina was duped into a Ponzi scheme by his accounts, why 49% of those that voted could bubble that in on their ballot is beyond comprehension ?

Noel M
Noel M

"Up in New York..." really? Thats how you start a sentence? Go back to college and learn how to write.

Juan Garcia
Juan Garcia

Florida has cornered the market on 'worthless fucks'!

Josmar Lopez
Josmar Lopez

I NEVER LIKED HIM IN THE FIRST PLACE HE LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER CORRUPT CANDIDATE ....seriously stick to a point florida should of been had gay marriage by now 

Juiodecastro
Juiodecastro

If you don’t know the man and ifyou make decision on some media publicity you will make a mistake this coming28. We must have a man of integrity, experience and the ability to deal withLABOR forces....! If you are smart your vote will be for # 25 in the ballad.

MillieFromKendall
MillieFromKendall

No one should be surprised at this man's insincerity. He has lied to the public from the beginning of the campaign and will continue to lie even after he is defeated tomorrow at the polls. What we the voters need to do is get off our rumps and go VOTE! and Vote for Gimenez. He respects all voters and will bring back common sense to our county government.

Juliodecastro
Juliodecastro

If you don’t know the man and ifyou make decision on some media publicity you will make a mistake this coming28. We must have a man of integrity, experience and the ability to deal withLABOR forces....! If you are smart your vote will be for # 25 in the ballad.

Thinkfair1
Thinkfair1

I know the man has no ethics or morals. He has not been true to the citizens of Hialeah. Wait till they release the financial state of the City Of Hialeah. You know if it was good. Robaina who loves to talk would be spilling the beans. Guess what he is as quiet as a mouse. WONDER WHY!!!!!! Vote for Gimenez. Save Miami Dade County.

ZULEMASALCEDO
ZULEMASALCEDO

JULIO ROBAINA IS NOT A MAN OF WORDS, CONSTANLY HE CHANGE FROM NIGHT TO DAY.

Juliodecastro
Juliodecastro

If you don’t know the man and ifyou make decision on some media publicity you will make a mistake this coming28. We must have a man of integrity, experience and the ability to deal withLABOR forces....! If you are smart your vote will be for # 25 in the ballad.

Primemate305
Primemate305

To bad stories like thus don't make it on local mainstream NEWS CHANNELS.

Juliodectro
Juliodectro

If you don’t know the man and ifyou make decision on some media publicity you will make a mistake this coming28. We must have a man of integrity, experience and the ability to deal withLABOR forces....! If you are smart your vote will be for # 25 in the ballad.

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