Waymon Hudson

City of Miami passes resolution against Amendment 2

Filed By Waymon Hudson | September 11, 2008 4:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: Amendment 2, Florida, Marriage Protection Amendment, Miami, Miami-Dade

The City of Miami has just passed a resolution opposing Amendment 2, which it rightly calls:

a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnership benefits...

Readers may recall that Miami-Dade County recently passed a domestic partnership registry, which Amendment 2 would repeal. The resolution, which passed by a 4-1 vote (with Commissioner Angel Gonzalez being the only dissent), goes on to make clear exactly what Amendment 2 would do if passed.

More after the jump...

The city resolution also reads:

The passage of Amendment 2 may prohibit, and/or otherwise declare illegal, companies in the private and public sectors from maintaining domestic partner registries, and offering benefits (such as health insurance) to employees with domestic partners, whether these domestic partnerships are same-sex partnerships or not.

They couldn't have spelled out what's at stake with this amendment any clearer: Amendment 2 will take away much needed benefits from couples and families. This deceptive amendment is far-reaching in its impact on families in Florida. I applaud the City of Miami for taking such a strong stance and for spelling out exactly what is at stake.

They join the Broward County Commission, the Broward County School Board, the League of Women Voters, the Broward League of Cities, Central Florida Labor Council, Florida Education Association (FEA), Florida Professional Firefighters, National Organization for Women, People for the American Way, and many more groups who have come out strongly against Amendment 2.

To help stop Amendment 2, visit www.SayNo2.com and make a contribution, volunteer, and help spread the word!


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