Riptide hasn't been shy about saying how dumb Amendment 2 is. Passing it would basically enshrine homophobia in the state constitution and capture a snapshot of bigotry that the Florida electorate might very well regret. Remember: Gay marriage, civil unions, and gay adoption are already illegal in this state. Also remember: A vast majority of Floridians supports civil unions, and there's no question this amendment would make enacting them nearly impossible. It would also surely cause a glut in the judicial system because the vague language might lead to a ban on domestic partnerships that could affect straight couples as well.
Barack Obama and former Sen. and Gov. Bob Graham -- as well as prominent Florida Republicans -- have already come out against the amendment, and now Bill Clinton will be joining them. More than 250,000 Democrats will receive a message from Clinton today reminding them to vote no on 2.
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See a full transcript of the call after the cut.
“Hello, this is President Bill Clinton.
I’m calling my friends in Florida today to ask you to vote no on Amendment 2.
Amendment 2 could actually keep people from visiting each other in hospitals or interfere with other healthcare decisions.
That’s why Barack Obama, Hillary, and I all oppose it. Please stay in the voting booth until you find Amendment 2 and vote no.
Thank you so much for helping us defeat Amendment 2 with your No vote.”