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  •  Bill Nelson sitting it out surprises me. (3+ / 0-)
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    MrJersey, tekno2600, pademocrat

    His record on most other issues is pretty damn pro-gay. And recent polls say Florida now has a majority in support of marriage equality.

    Even if he's trying to triangulate in anticipation of a run for Governor, this seems an odd issue for it.

    "Speaking for myself only" - Armando

    by JR on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 10:24:49 AM PDT

    •  Maybe it's not his turn yet. (2+ / 0-)
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      LilithGardener, Delevie

      They seem to be doing it one at a time.

      “The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day.” Gloria Steinem

      by ahumbleopinion on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 10:42:56 AM PDT

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    •  Might be waiting for polls (0+ / 0-)

      to show it's not a political death sentence in his state. (I'm figuring that's keeping someone like Carper on the fence.)

      There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

      by Cali Scribe on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 10:54:05 AM PDT

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    •  Casey and Carper, too (1+ / 0-)
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      Gentle Giant

      They represent pretty blue states that supported Obama.  This shouldn't be hard.  

      I'd say, though, that calling it a bigot caucus may be too much.  They may have the same position as Obama did two years ago, and many are in states where recent anti marriage ballot measures were passed by their voters quite recently.  Full marriage equality is not going to come out of Congress, anyway.  

      It would be great if the democrats could agree on this; but there I'd no question which party has been the party leading the way to equal rights on race, gender, sexual orientation and disability over the last half century or more.  

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