Free Gay Marriage Speech “Alive and Well” for FL Gov’s Wedding

13 12 2008

The loudest protesters were about 30 people with the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement. The group chanted that Crist was a “murderer” . . . with the aid of a bullhorn. Crist acknowledged the cacophony, smiling and saying, “Free speech is alive and well.”

Far more peaceful were a group of largely gay protesters who chided Crist for backing a constitutional ban on gay marriage that voters approved in November.

 The Associated Press/Governor's office Gov. Charlie Crist, right, and Florida first lady Carole Rome leave their wedding ceremony on Friday.

The Associated Press/Governor's office -- Gov. Charlie Crist, right, and Florida first lady Carole Rome leave their wedding ceremony on Friday.

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12 responses

13 12 2008
jonolan

Crist is kinder than I would have been, insofar as the thugs from International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement’s local cell are concerned. I’ve have had them locked up long enough to run checks on them. They’re probably all wanted on an assortment of crimes.

13 12 2008
JJ

Someone who wanted to argue with blurring marriage traditions in our culture btw, might point out that a previously married mom of teens whose own father is not “giving her away” out of his protection into her new husband’s, isn’t symbolically supposed to be wearing the full maiden face veil to preserve her blushing delicacy. (I won’t go into the white debate!)

“The bridal veil has long been a symbol of youth, modesty, and virginity and was used to ward off evil.” (And evil-warding-off these days takes more than symbolism, it seems.)

13 12 2008
JJ

Save the meaning of the bridal veil! Ban mature women from wearing it!

13 12 2008
jonolan

JJ,

That would necessarily lead – if one follows that logic train – to the near complete eradication of white wedding gowns! LOL

13 12 2008
JJ

There you go! So we clearly can’t allow logic in this defense of tradition process. 😉

13 12 2008
COD

So what is the age difference between Crist and his new trophy wife, bride.

14 12 2008
JJ

Hmmm, I hadn’t thought to check.

Wikipedia says she will be 40 next fall and her divorce from Mr. Rome (Blue Star Jet) was only finalized in March. Then he remarried in August, so I guess you could say she’s been circumspect comparatively?

That makes it a 13-year age difference between the newlyweds, I think.

14 12 2008
sam

Well, thank goodness he is honoring the tradition of traditional marriage so well. And thank goodness he’s helped disallow those pesky gays from muddying it up.

14 12 2008
COD

40 and 53…well, I guess I have to take back the trophy wife comment then 🙂 That’s close enough get the benefit of doubt.

14 12 2008
JJ

They do look good together, just photographically. Notice he’s all in black with his white coloring and she’s all in white with her black hair . . .it’s like negative imagery almost.

15 12 2008
Nance Confer

They look like they belong on the top of the friggin’ cake.

Nance

15 12 2008
JJ

and then (say it with me now) —

LET THEM EAT CAKE!
😀

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