Today is a shameful day in Florida history as not one, but two, corrupt judges have presided over the death of democracy in our State by overthrowing Florida's constitutional respect for Marriage as the union of one man, one woman. In 2008, over 8 million voters cast their ballots, more than all the voters who voted in last year's Florida gubernatorial elections, for and against the Florida Marriage Protection Amendment constitutionally defining and protecting Marriage in a legitimate and historic election. Of those 8 million votes cast, an overwhelming majority, 62%, voted "yes" for the Marriage amendment. However, on July 25 and August 21, 2014, Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel and U.S. District Judge Robert Lewis Hinkle, respectively, ruled Florida's constitutional respect for marriage unconstitutional and threw out the results of the election.
The Christian Family Coalition Florida is deeply disappointed by these illegal rulings, as well as refusals by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States to stay the decision while appeals pend. Although the constitutionally protected rights of Florida voters have been violated, CFC Florida will pro-actively protect pastors, churches, ministries and even Christian-run businesses protect themselves from the intrusion of homosexual so-called "marriage” advocates trying to impose themselves on believers through the force of law.