Florida Senate President
Don Gaetz (R or Rhino)
Republican Florida Senate President Don Gaetz gives committee chair to liberal Democrat so she can push Domestic Partnerships (ie Gay Marriage.)
Committee votes February 19, 2013, 1:00 PM
Click here to send your email to Senators on the Children, Families, and Elder Affairs committee to oppose Domestic Partnership Bill 196.
The Children, Families, and Elder Affairs committee will hear the Domestic Partnership bill SB 196 Families First on February 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM.
The scenario that surrounds a Florida Senate Committee considering in essence a “gay marriage” bill is just as alarming as the bill being considered in the first place.
Florida is governed by a Republican majority in the House, Senate, Cabinet and Governor’s office. So why did Republican Florida Senate President Don Gaetz assign the Chair for the Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs to the liberal Democratic Senator Eleanor Sobel who is sponsoring a domestic partnership bill?
SB 196 ironically named “Families First” would set up a Domestic Partnership registry in Florida. Here is the language of the bill: “Families First; Setting forth fees and costs to be applied when petitioning for a dissolution of a domestic partnership or registering a domestic partnership, respectively; requiring that certain fees relating to declarations of domestic partnership and dissolution of domestic partnership filings be deposited in the Displaced Homemaker Trust Fund; requiring two individuals who wish to become partners in a domestic partnership to complete and file a Declaration of Domestic Partnership form with the clerk of the circuit court; providing methods to prove the existence of a registered Declaration Domestic Partnership when the certificate document has been lost or is otherwise unavailable, etc.”
Homosexual activists are essentially using the Families First ie Domestic Partnership bill SB 196 to legalize same sex marriage in Florida.
Every alleged benefit of this legislation can be accomplished through private contract or authorization forms. In all cases Health Care Surrogate, Power of Attorney and other lawful designations of authority by one person to another must be performed on a separate private agreement form. This negates the need for this legislation.
SB 196 does nothing but add government bureaucracy while advancing legal recognition of same sex relationships.
Heterosexual couples are not demanding this legislation. They can marry if they want their relationship legally recognized.
SB 196 is being pushed by homosexual activists who demand that the State of Florida legally recognize same-sex relationships.
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