If Your Facebook Pic Is Red Today, Maybe Take Five Seconds to Let Your State Legislators Know You Support Domestic Partnerships
However, their are currently bills in both the Florida State Senate and House that would create a statewide domestic partnership registry. Like every other year they've been introduced, they're likely to die a quiet death in committee.
In a less insanely partisan world the bills would pass easily.
According to a new poll, a whopping 75 percent of Florida voters support at least civil unions for gay couples, including a majority of Republicans. Though, PPP notes "when asked about the specific domestic partner bill that was recently introduced in the Florida legislature though 60 percent of voters said they had no opinion, with 23 percent supportive of and 17 percent opposed to it. Those numbers mostly reflect the average voter not paying much attention to the legislature."
Almost one-third of Floridians already live in municipalities that offer domestic partnerships, so it shouldn't be a stretch to extend those very basic protections statewide.
So let your state lawmakers know you are paying attention.
You can find your state senator here. Just put in your Zip Code and their phone number and an email link should pop up immediately. Similarly, you can find your state Representative by putting in your address here.
As for the status of the specific bills, the Senate version is currently assigned to the Committee on Children, Families and Elder Affairs. The membership of that committee is here.
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