Fort Lauderdale passes resolution supporting same-sex marriage

Mayor, vice mayor vote in opposition of resolution

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Fort Lauderdale commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday in support of same-sex marriage.

Commissioners voted 3-2 in favor of the resolution, with the only opposition coming from Mayor Jack Seiler and Vice Mayor Romney Rogers.

The resolution "urges the Florida legislature and Gov. Rick Scott to enact a law that would provide for marriage equality" in the state.

It also calls for the city clerk to send a certified copy to Scott and the Broward County state legislative delegation.

Florida voters in 2008 passed an amendment to the state constitution that prohibits civil unions or same-sex marriages.

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