The chow down actually occurred back in August during the original Chick-Fil-A hoopla, and ahead of close vote in Jacksonville over a gay rights ordinance.
So, remember how way back in the '70s Anita Bryant got all pissed because Dade County passed a bill that prevented gays from being discriminated against in matters of housing and education. She lead an effort to repeal the ordinance. Then, back in 1998 Miami-Dade reinstated the ordinance. Yeah, well Jacksonville is still stuck in the days of Anita Bryant.
Redman was one of 10 member of the Jacksonville city council that would have offered anti-discrimination protections to gays in the areas of housing, employment and public accommodation. The bill failed 10-9.