Thursday, October 23, 2008

Amendment 2 Backers Broke Rules

That's what Florida Red and Blue is alleging regarding the proponents of he ballot measure in Florida to ban gays from marrying, and they want the antigay groups' ads taken down until it's settled. Right now the amendment doesn't look like it will have enough votes to pass but, that can change and opponents aren't taking chances:

Florida Red & Blue, which opposes the amendment that would add a definition of marriage to the Florida Constitution, contends that received more than $775,000 in contributions from Florida Family Action Inc., a not-for-profit 501c(4). Contributors to a 501c(4) can remain confidential, while those giving directly to Florida4Marriage .org are publicly reported.

"This is outrageous and an intentional attempt to keep donors secret," said Derek Newton, campaign manager for Florida Red & Blue. "Florida voters deserve to know who is funding this change to our state constitution..."

...The executive director of the Elections Commission has five days to determine whether Florida Red & Blue's complaint has legal merit, said Commission Clerk Patricia Rushing. An investigation of the complaint could take weeks or months.

This will be interesting.