Gay marriage activists gave Florida Governor Charlie Crist something to chew on as he traded marriage vows for the second time on Friday.

Outside the First United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg, Florida where Crist, 52, and Carole Rome, 39, were married about 250 demonstrator gathered to protest Amendment 2 – the Florida constitutional amendment that restricts marriage to heterosexual partners.

Protesters wore pink T-shirts that were designed to match the wedding party. Signs read: “Congratulations Governor Crist. When can I get married?”

The demonstration was organized by members of Impact Florida, a grassroots response to passage of the gay marriage ban. Florida is one of four states where voters approved anti-gay measures on Election Day. In California and Arizona, constitutional amendments banning gay marriage were also passed, while in Arkansas a newly approved measure forbids gay couples from fostering or adopting children (single gays and lesbians, however, are free from the prohibition).

During the wedding that began at 7PM, the protesters gathered in Williams Park, across from the church, and followed the wedding party to their Vinoy Resort reception, where they held an hour-long candlelight vigil.

A rowdy Amendment 2 proponent holding a sign that read “Homo sex is sin” was steadfastly ignored by the protesters.

After the ceremony, the governor and Florida's new first lady posed for reporters in front of the church and waved happily at the demonstrators. “It was bizarre,” Lorna Bracewell, a spokeswoman for the group told On Top Magazine during a telephone conversation. “He definitely acknowledged the group.”

The governor's wedding was targeted because he had supported the anti-gay measure, not because of rumors that he was gay, Bracewell confirmed.

“He supported denying the right to marry to millions of Floridians, and now, barely a month later, he's exercising that same right himself. I don't care if he's gay, straight, bi – whatever – that's pretty hypocritical.”

Bracewell said she believes the gay community was uniting behind the issue of marriage equality, which she said was more about equality than marriage.

“The reason we are being denied the right to marry is because we are not interpreted as complete citizens, or complete persons, by our leaders or by our fellow citizens who are voting for measures like this,” she said. “I want to be treated with the dignity and respect that every human being deserves.”

“Our goal is to keep the issue of marriage equality alive,” she added. “Keep pressure on our leaders. Make sure that they understand this is not resolved as far as we're concerned.”

To that end, the group is hoping to stage a larger demonstration in Tallahassee, the state capital, where they plan to ask legislators for domestic partnerships. “We're going to push for what we can get,” Bracewell said.

It was the second marriage for both Governor Crist and Rome, who have planned a honeymoon somewhere in Southwest Florida.