Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is something of a rising star in the Republican party and she is defending her state’s ban on same-sex marriage in a legal challenge in federal court. She’s also a massive hypocrite, as proven by her recent filings in the case.
Attorney General Pam Bondi, a Republican who was named in the lawsuit along with fellow Republican Gov. Rick Scott and other state officials, earlier this month filed a lengthy response that asks a federal judge to throw out the lawsuit for several reasons, saying a federal court shouldn’t rule on a state’s marriage laws.
Bondi’s office also argues that the state has a legitimate interest in defining marriage as between a man and woman. Florida first banned same-sex marriages nearly two decades ago and voters reinforced that ban when they passed a constitutional amendment in 2008.
“Florida’s marriage laws, then, have a close, direct, and rational relationship to society’s legitimate interest in increasing the likelihood that children will be born to and raised by the mothers and fathers who produced them in stable and enduring family units,” Bondi’s office said in court documents.
Ah yes, stable and enduring family units. Very important things, I agree, even for gay people. The bad news for Bondi is that she’s currently on her third marriage. The first marriage lasted two years. The second lasted five years. Stable and enduring, indeed. She’s apparently worried that gay marriage will ruin the sanctity of both of those short-lived marriages.