Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
recently reiterated that she is only doing her job in defending
Florida's ban on gay marriage.
A federal judge and judges in four
counties have struck down Florida's 2008 constitutional amendment
limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples.
Marriage equality supporters have
mounted a campaign asking Bondi and Republican Governor Rick Scott to
abandon their defense of the ban.
And while nine attorneys general have
decided against defending similar bans, Bondi has insisted that she's
simply doing her job.
“I have many, many gay friends,”
she said during an appearance on Bay
News 9's Political Connections.
She added that she attended the baptism
of a gay friend's adopted daughter.
“I put my hand on a Bible,” she
said. “I raised my other hand, and I swore to uphold the
Constitution of the state of Florida. The voters by over 60 percent
six years ago put this in our constitution.”
A state filing arguing that allowing
couples to marry would “impose significant public harm” stirred
controversy in the spring.
“I can tell you now I'm reading every
word of every brief that's being written,” Bondi said on the