- December 29, 2014
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has been dubbed Loser of 2014, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Bondi, who has strongly supported Florida’s ban on marriage equality, earned the Loser of 2014 crown because of her campaign against LGBT rights.
From the Tampa Bay Times:
“Loser of 2014
Pam Bondi. It's hard to imagine how someone who won re-election so handily (rival George Sheldon could not afford a single TV ad) could emerge from 2014 more wounded and diminished as our Republican attorney general. Put aside the unseemly junkets funded by groups seeking to influence her. Bondi's clumsy communication skills and relentless defense of Florida's gay marriage ban have made her a modern-day Anita Bryant. Antagonizing Florida's gay voters over same-sex marriage and Hispanic voters over immigration reform ensures Bondi has a bright political future ahead of her — if she moves to Mississippi.”
Earlier this month, HRC brought to light Bondi’s hypocrisy as she vigorously fought attempts to overturn Florida’s constitutional ban on marriage equality. The twice-divorced Republican Attorney General wrote in a brief she filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit that, “the promotion of family continuity and stability is a legitimate state interest. Florida’s marriage laws, then, have a close, direct, and rational relationship to society’s legitimate interest in increasing the likelihood that children will be born to and raised by the mothers and fathers who produced them in stable and enduring family units.”
Congrats to Pam Bondi on the prestigious honor.