Miami Loses

Residents passed the amendment to ban gay marriage.

But all was not well for the liberals, of course. At Amendment 2 headquarters, Save Dade Director CJ Ortuño acknowledged the public had voted to discriminate against gays and some others. "It's going to be challenged," he said. "We're going to try to detoxify the atmosphere of homophobia.... One thing were concerned about is that gay and lesbian travelers won't see Florida as a gay-friendly place. Tourism is rooted in tolerance and acceptance." Then he unveiled his plan: Persuade more cities to provide domestic partnership benefits, and then watch as corporations follow. "It worked for the civil rights movement," he said.

Do you hear that, President Obama?

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