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.