Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who is waging a serious Independent campaign for the U.S. Senate, recently restated his support of Florida’s constitutional amendment banning gays from marrying.
Crist made his statement on CNN and was initially reported to have endorsed a federal constitutional amendment against marriage equality.
“When it comes to marriage, I think it is a sacred institution, I believe it is between a man and a woman, but partners living together, you know, I don’t have a problem with it,” the governor said on the cable news channel.
Later Crist issued a statement to clarify that he was discussing an existing state amendment, not a possible federal amendment.
And, he said, “I am fully supportive of civil unions and will continue to be as a U.S. senator.”
Crist was one of the allegedly closeted gay politicians featured in the documentary film “Outrage.” He faces Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Kendrick Meek in the November race.