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Florida Same-Sex Marriage Amendment (2014)

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The Florida Same-Sex Marriage Amendment is an initiated constitutional amendment which may appear on the ballot in Florida on November 4, 2014. The measure would define marriage as a union of two persons, essentially legalizing same-sex marriage.[1]

Support

The measure is sponsored by Equal Marriage Florida.[1]

Supporters

  • Tim Hardaway, former Miami Heat player[2]

Arguments

  • Tim Hardaway was the first to sign a petition for the measure and said, "If you’re married you're married – you should see your significant other in the hospital, make choices for your significant other if you need to make those choices."[2]

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the Florida State Constitution

In order to qualify for the 2014 ballot supporters are required to collect a minimum of 683,149 valid signatures by the petition drive deadline on February 1, 2014. The measure will first need to be reviewed by the Florida Attorney General and the Florida Supreme Court. Signatures totaling 68,314 are required for this review.

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