Amendment 2 is a stupid, poorly written, unneeded piece of garbage that may have serious implications for all Floridians, but at it's heart the battle over the amendment is a gay issue. Issues of this sort tend to be controversial. So maybe you can't blame Florida Red & Blue, the main organization opposing the amendment, for zeroing in on the side effects the amendment may have, mainly dissolution of domestic partnership laws that could effect seniors and straight couples.
But now a different organization, Progress Florida, has really muddied the waters. They have a new web ad starring Michael Schiavo -- that's right, husband of Terri Schiavo. The Terri Schiavo case remains a point of contention for many social conservatives and right to lifers, and inserting it into this unrelated matter ensures nastiness.
I'm not trying to blast Progress Florida or Michael Schiavo, but with polls so close on the matter, I just don't understand why they would go off on such a controversial tangent like this that isn't likely to change many minds.
Oh, and this is weird, the last few seconds of the ad plays a snippet from Garbage's "Androgyny".
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