Florida Counties to Same-Sex Couples: No More Courthouse Weddings

It's the old "if we can't have it our way no one gets it" form of governing down there in our greatest state, Florida.  Three counties' clerks, because their flimsy excuse for moral fiber feels intimidated by gay people getting married, have decided to end the age old tradition (and civil service) of marrying people at the courthouse. Duval Clerk of Courts Ronnie Fussell explains what scientists have named lackofaspineboneasaurus:


Fussell says the decision came after a series of discussion with members of his staff who currently officiate wedding ceremonies. None of them, including Fussell, felt comfortable doing gay weddings so they decided to end the practice all together, he said.

"It was decided as a team, as an office, this would be what we do so that there wouldn't be any discrimination," Fussell said. "The easiest way is to not do them at all."

Someone should tell these clerks to stand in a mirror and say that out loud and back to themselves. It'll sound just as stupid and morally bankrupt the second time.

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