Pam Bondi on Keeping Gay Marriage Illegal: "I am Just Getting Started"

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Apparently there are some people out there who don't think Attorney General Pam Bondi is doing a good enough job defending Florida's ban on same-sex marriage, which a federal jude just ruled yesterday was unconstitutional and will be scene in the near future as "an obvious pretext for discrimination."

Well, just hours after the ruling, Bondi took a pledge before gay marriage opponents and promised that she's just getting started in her fight to upkeep the ban.

"This is me doing my job as attorney general," Bondi told a group of member of the Palm Beach County Republican Party yesterday night according to the Sun-Sentinel. "And I will continue to do that and if anybody wants me to moderate my message or stand for less I have a message for them: I am just getting started."

Bondi's office has filed appeals to decisions made by four state judges declaring Florida's ban on all legal recognition of same-sex unions unconstitutional in four separate counties.

She's also trying to get all appeals cases delayed until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the issue.

Bondi's message however is that she's just doing her job, and she believes its her duty to uphold an amendment added to the Florida constitution by 62 percent of voters back in 2008.

"We have a separation of powers in our state. I am not the judiciary," she said. "I am not the person to make that decision. The courts are. I am a member of the executive branch. I'm not a lawmaker. I'm not a member of the legislative branch. This needs to be decided by the United States Supreme Court."

Bondi also added that there are "good people," on both sides of the issues and that she doesn't think her actions should be equated with criticizing gay people personally.

Of course, times have changed since Florida voted to ban gay marriage back in 2008. According to the latest polling from Quinnipiac, 56 percent of Florida's registered voters now support gay marriage with only 39 percent opposing it. That includes 71 percent of voters between 18 and 29, and that poll was taken back in April.

That's the problem with trying to enact laws that restrict people's rights while the public's attitude on the issue is quickly shifting.

Bondi is up for election in November. Two Democrats, George Sheldon and Perry Thurston, will face off in a primary on Tuesday to decide who will be her opponent.

Sheldon and Thurston have both said they would let the judges' rulings stand.

Attorney generals in nine other states have also chosen to stop defending their states' bans.

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frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

......................BONDI has no LEGAL STANDING since DOMA so this is really about a media hog wanting to wallow in the spot-light even IF the argument has been settled - which is typical FLORIDUH politics


and wait until oH MARco ! the uber-wunder-kinder weighs in on immigration reform and shuts down the government (yes AGAIN !) when all the loons in the GOP take that to the extreme


reality is a person doesn't have to be SMART anymore or have anything particularly interesting to say to have media cover them endlessly


BONDI is a kardashian-wanna-be pig

Kelly Anne LeSal
Kelly Anne LeSal

gay marriage first then the right to have multiple wifes, then the right to oh... whi carez.

Omar Becerra
Omar Becerra

with a last name lie that, she must be from america's most dysfunctional family, frustrated dike

John Cruz
John Cruz

We gotta get this b*tch outta there. Whoever's running against her vote for them. This lady is hellbent on keeping everything illegal. She must be a dictator. Everyone hates Pam you cow.

Mason Boggs
Mason Boggs

Looks like Bdu Black Art already got burned in more ways than one . Ain't gonna happen Black people should be set on fire ? Hahahaha. See how stupid this person sounds ? A disgrace to the black community

Bdu Black Art
Bdu Black Art

This is great news,, marriage is between male and female and it should stay that way,,, gay people should be set on fire!!

Karolina Sucre
Karolina Sucre

Haven't read it but I hope she's not using the "sanctity" of marriage as an excuse, seeing as she's already on her third one.

Maribel Campa
Maribel Campa

Why and I paying tax dollars for someone that should be dead

Miguel Montalvo
Miguel Montalvo

Pam, look here you need a life. You are making a complete fool out of yourself. Focus on losing weight your like really fat second go see a doctor for your personal issues. You are losing so much of your time, watch you are going to look back and say boy was I ignorant!!!! I just dont understand people like you !!! Remember was goes around comes around!!!

Chris Cvnt
Chris Cvnt

Someone needs to get laid BIGTIME.

Osmin Head Morales
Osmin Head Morales

I bet her religious beliefs make her think this way......get a life bitch, stop being a prude and satisfy your 3rd husband

Kurt A Zauke
Kurt A Zauke

Dumbest government official in US does she really think she is doing anything good? Get with it close minded behind the times biggot

Alex Anico
Alex Anico

whats disturbing is that she has 20k+ likes on her page...so much stupid out there...

Yvonne Crespo
Yvonne Crespo

Don't forget to Vote in November and out she goes.

Teresa Feliciano
Teresa Feliciano

She's a puppet for ulterior interests who slept her way to that position

Rick Madrigal
Rick Madrigal

Is she up for elected official? Remind her that the people have voted and who she is going against.

JoshTheRadioDude
JoshTheRadioDude

"[...]she doesn't think her actions should be equated with criticizing gay people personally."

Nah, of COURSE not!  She's only criticized gay people GENERALLY, in court, on legal record, questioning their God-given right to love who they love and questioning their role in society on the basis of procreative abilities.  That shouldn't be equated with criticizing gay people PERSONALLY.  It's a totally DIFFERENT kind of bigoted, intentionally ignorant, and hypocritical criticism of gay people!


(And let's not forget: she's been divorced twice, is on Fiancé #3, and has not children of her own.  Personally, I question HER right to marry the next man, and I question HER failure to fulfill her procreative obligation to society.  Does that make me a bad person?  Too bad.)

Alexander Fernandez
Alexander Fernandez

I'd love to see all the accoutrements in her closet, youknowwhatimsayin

Britt Swan
Britt Swan

How about government just get out of the business of marriage altogether? It's a personal decision all around in modern times. Alex Matthew Suvall

Larry Shane
Larry Shane

That's our government for you.. always ignoring what the people want. :/

Scott Dell
Scott Dell

So glad that our state government has so little on its plate to be able to focus on this matter. Sarcasm.

Dawn Sole Cannoe
Dawn Sole Cannoe

Really lady Bondi? There are so many other more important things to worry about......its 2014. get a life and find something better to do. People have the right to be with whoever they want

Deborah D Dinter
Deborah D Dinter

Work on your own marriages Mrs. Bondi and stop meddling in others. (Your on your 3rd if I'm not mistaken)

Chris Schaaff
Chris Schaaff

10/10 would totally creampie Pam Bondi in her poopchute hard

Mark Banow
Mark Banow

Gay marriage should be legal in all 50 states! Last time I checked life is to fucking short not to be happy!

Laura St. Peter
Laura St. Peter

And she is on her 3rd marriage. I don't remember voting on that personal decision

Sergio Alejandro
Sergio Alejandro

Go for it, lady. Perspectives are changing, and not in her favor. The gay community is used to vacuous people like Bondi representing the most closed-minded members of the community and she won't be the last to fight against equality.

Frank Cassell
Frank Cassell

Just let us know when her porn tape is released

Jj Hack Diaz
Jj Hack Diaz

FUCK YOU, YOU RETARDED, HATE MONGERING BITCH!!! GO TO FUCKING WALMART AND BUY A FUCKING LIFE!!!

Samson
Samson

Wrong side of history.  


She was only elected bc of the wave of tea party fervor.  She and Rick Scott will have plenty of vacation time come November.

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

well that may fly somewhere else but not in AMERICA but anyway this is now all about MISS PIGGY who now has the media spot-light to wallow in even IF it is exposing her own hypocracy


BONDI simply cannot help herself 

cbsobe
cbsobe

You are of a race that has achieved gains through the civil rights movement... the same civil rights you meanly, foolishly and arrogantly wish to deny to others.  For the sake of society, please take that match and set your OWN self on fire.

ob1sfla
ob1sfla

considering Miami is not the United States, that is a good question? lol

ob1sfla
ob1sfla

@cbsobe how does he expects any sympathy or human compassion for what is happening to black americans,? who the hell is him to tell others who they should get married to? oh I see, he so ugly he can't

find a woman or men that wants him so he is so bitter, closet homosexual he is

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