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ADVISORY: FORMER NBA STAR TIM HARDAWAY TO SIGN PETITION TO PUT EQUAL MARRIAGE ON FLORIDA BALLOT
Miami, FL, July 3, 2013 –– Former NBA star Tim Hardaway will be one of the first to sign an initiative petition to place an equal marriage constitutional amendment on the Florida ballot next year.
Hardaway’s petition signing will be open to the news media.
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: Scully’s Tavern, 9809 Sunset Dr, Miami, FL 33173
Filed June 21 by Equal Marriage Florida, the Equal Marriage initiative would amend the Florida Constitution to simply define marriage as a “union of two persons”, while also granting protections of religious freedoms by stating that no religious organization can be required to officiate a marriage to which it objects.
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Hardaway gained controversy for the following statement in February 2007, which prompted a series of apologies from him afterwards as well involvement in LBGT youth suicide prevention activism:
“You know, I hate gay people, so I let it be known. I don’t like gay people and I don’t like to be around gay people. I am homophobic. I don’t like it. It shouldn’t be in the world or in the United States.”
Here is some coverage of Hardaway signing the petition from The Huffington Post.