Crist, Scott Split On Gay Marriage Issue

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist took opposing sides on the same-sex marriage question during their latest debate.

Scott told the statewide television audience Wednesday that he supports traditional marriage but ultimately it is a question the courts will decide.

Crist said he supports same-sex marriage but agreed the courts will decide.

During rebuttal, Scott pointed out that when Crist served as the governor from 2007-11 as a Republican he opposed same-sex marriage. He noted that Crist later told reporters his opposition to same-sex marriage was for political expedience because he was then a Republican.

Floridians passed a state constitutional amendment in 2006 banning gay marriage.

The debate is being held at Broward College.


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