A large number of Florida newspapers have taken a strong stance against Amendment 2. These papers include the local Tampa Tribune, often characterized as conservative, and the more progressive one, St Petersburg Times.
St. Petersburg Times --This amendment is unnecessary, and its unintended consequences are considerable. In an era where social tolerance is growing, it would freeze old attitudes for the foreseeable tomorrows.
Tampa Tribune -- We are sympathetic to those who would protect traditional marriage as a sacred trust. These are people who fear for our culture and lament the loss of respect for the institution. But changing the constitution, when it hasn't proven necessary, is not the way to do it.
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