Gov. Scott: Supreme Court ruling doesn’t change things in FL

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Florida governor Rick Scott is sounding off on the United States Supreme Court rulings striking down DOMA and dismissing Prop 8, saying that Amendment 2, Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage, still holds strong.

“In 2008, Florida voters amended our constitution and said that we are a traditional marriage state, that marriage is between a man and a woman,” Scott told reporters after the decision was announced. “As the governor of this state, I’ll uphold the law of the land, and that’s the law of our state.”

He talked about how the ruling “impacted federal law, not state law.”

Reporters also asked Scott about his personal opinion about marriage equality and he responded, “Look, I’ve been married since I was 19. I believe in traditional marriage.”

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