Anti-Gay Marriage Petition Falls 155,000 Signatures Shy; A Coalition Wanted to Get a Constitutional Ban on the November Ballot
Brumley, Jeff, The Florida Times Union
Byline: JEFF BRUMLEY
Forces working for and against a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in Florida aren't through fighting despite supporters' failure to get the measure onto the November ballot.
The coalition of state religious groups, collectively known as Florida4Marriage.Org, fell nearly 155,000 certified signatures short of the 611,009 needed by 5 p.m. Wednesday to place the Florida Marriage Protection Amendment before voters this year.
The Jacksonville-based Florida Baptist Convention and the Florida Catholic Conference in Tallahassee were among the religious organizations that participated in the effort.
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Publication information: Article title: Anti-Gay Marriage Petition Falls 155,000 Signatures Shy; A Coalition Wanted to Get a Constitutional Ban on the November Ballot. Contributors: Brumley, Jeff - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: February 3, 2006. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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