Pam Bondi is arguing that her opposition to marriage equality is rooted in her desire for “uniformity” in the state of Florida.
Florida’s attorney general was asked by News Service Florida Tuesday for her reaction to the slew of same-sex marriages that have taken place since the ban was lifted earlier this week.
She repeatedly gave her “best wishes” to the gay newlyweds,as well as her rationale for her repeated efforts to delay the arrival of same-sex marriage.
“We want uniformity,” Bondi said. “It’s not fair if someone can get married in Miami, but not in another county.”
After an August ruling from U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle found the state's ban on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional, Bondi asked the U.S. Supreme Court to extend his stay on issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, which was scheduled to expire this past Monday. The court turned her down. Various Florida marriage cases are still making their way through the appeals process, but for now, all couples in the state have the freedom to marry.
When asked by another reporter if the beginning of weddings was the “proverbial genie out of a bottle,” Bondi replied that she hoped “the Supreme Court will see it that way and take the case and review it.” Until then, Bondi vowed to “uphold the constitution” and her “oath of office."
See her remarks in the video below.