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Report: Florida Dem Will 'Review' Anti-Discrimination Law After Homophobic Group's Endorsement

ShirleyGibsonShirley Gibson, the mayor of Miami Gardens, Florida, who is running to be Miami-Dade County's next Commissioner, has some new political allies: the anti-gay Christian Family Coalition.

Miami New Times reports:

Despite the Christian Family Coalition's regular habit of hurling hate-fueled messages towards the LGBT community and tirelessly working to strip gays of even the most basic rights, spineless local politicians desperate for any vote continue to legitimize the group by courting its members.

Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley Gibson is currently running to unseat incumbent Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan, and over the weekend accepted the group's endorsement. In return, she promised to "review" Miami-Dade's human rights ordinance that protects gays from discrimination.

According to Steve Rothaus at The Miami Herald, Gibson, a Democrat, said she "wouldn't initiative" a repeal, but that "she would seek a cost review of Miami-Dade County’s human rights ordinance." That ordinance was passed in 1998.

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  1. What happened to the rabbi post?

    Posted by: Questioning | Jul 9, 2012 2:23:11 PM


  2. Shirley, Shirley, Shirley. Gurl, you've done hopped on the wrong band wagon now. Best to jump off quick unless you come up on the losin' side of your campaign. Come to think of it, this action to accept the support of homophobes has probably already doomed your county commissioner candidacy. That kinda thinkin's gonna lose you lots of votes. So, never mind, see ya later!

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Jul 9, 2012 2:31:57 PM


  3. Shirley, Shirley, Shirley. Gurl, you've done hopped on the wrong band wagon now. Best to jump off quick unless you come up on the losin' side of your campaign. Come to think of it, this action to accept the support of homophobes has probably already doomed your county commissioner candidacy. That kinda thinkin's gonna lose you lots of votes. So, never mind, see ya later!

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Jul 9, 2012 2:32:06 PM


  4. South Florida sucks....took my last trip to Miami recently and have never felt so much overt homophobia. Just my experience.

    Posted by: Bertrille | Jul 9, 2012 2:44:41 PM


  5. That sistah better watch her ass.

    If all those "loving" x-ians get the support to reverse ant-gay discrimination, we know who they're going after next.

    Posted by: You in Danger, Girl! | Jul 9, 2012 2:56:18 PM


  6. Why not review the amendments that abolished slavery, Shirley?

    Posted by: Cadmus | Jul 9, 2012 3:13:37 PM


  7. talk about selling your soul to the devil.

    Posted by: alguien | Jul 9, 2012 3:19:05 PM


  8. here's the FB page for her campaign

    https://www.facebook.com/ShirleyGibsonforChange

    Posted by: Grover Underwood | Jul 9, 2012 3:36:22 PM


  9. @you in danger, girl. LOLz! YES! best Ghost line evAr :)

    Posted by: redball | Jul 9, 2012 3:49:58 PM


  10. My oh my, we got ourselves a black Anita Bryant. Anybody good at baking pies?

    Posted by: patrick | Jul 9, 2012 3:58:16 PM


  11. 'initiative', really?

    She sure sounds like she's done a whole lot of book learnin'. It's great having edumacated folk in government!

    Posted by: Johnson | Jul 9, 2012 4:13:15 PM


  12. So Shirley sells her soul to the devils. But the devils are snickering behind her back saying sh*t like: "hehehe... if we don't get the gays, at least we screwed up a black woman's career.!"

    Posted by: belo | Jul 9, 2012 4:35:11 PM


  13. Who would have ever thought that THIS would be the face of George Wallace in 2012?

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Jul 9, 2012 5:08:50 PM


  14. How many votes would it take to review the civil rights act?

    Posted by: kodiak | Jul 10, 2012 12:58:31 AM


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