In 2006, Florida’s Republican Attorney General Charlie Crist signed a petition to enshrine a ban on gay marriage in Florida’s state constitution.
Thereafter, Florida’s Republican Governor Charlie Crist, as head of the state Republican Party, “helped fund [the campaign for a state] gay-marriage ban.”
“And, he boasted about voting for it. “I voted for it,” Crist told the Tampa Bay Times outside the polling place at the time. “It’s what I believe in.”
On 8/29/10, during his 2010 run for the U.S. Senate, self described “Reagan Republican” turned “Jeb Bush Republican” turned “Independent Conservative” Charlie Crist told CNN that he backed a federal constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
Within one day, Crist clarified “that the governor just meant an amendment to the Florida constitution.”
Now a Democrat, Crist “regrets signing a petition in 2006 calling for a gay marriage ban in the state constitution.”
Okay – – now Crist regrets signing the petition. But, does he regret supporting the campaign? funding the campaign? voting to amend the constitution? In fact, does he still support Florida’s ban on gay marriage?
I guess it depends.