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Florida Attorney General branded ‘Cruella de Vil’ for crusade against equal marriage

Nick Duffy February 22, 2015
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Celebrity chef  Art Smith has hit out at Florida’s Attorney General Pam Bondi, for her battle against same-sex marriage.

Ms Bondi – who is reportedly married to her third husband – continued to fight against same-sex marriage up until the week weddings came into effect in December, filing desperate legal attempts to stall the impending ceremonies.

In one of her numerous court documents on the issue, Bondi claimed that same-sex marriage would cause “significant harm” to the public.

Celebrity chef Art Smith held a mass same-sex wedding on Miami Beach yesterday, for over 20 Florida couples.

Taking a swipe at the politician, he said: “We have our own Cruella de Vil, Pam Bondi. She was determined that she was going to prevent equality from coming to Florida

“For a state known for sunshine, it was living in the darkness when it came to LGBT rights and it was important to acknowledge that.”

Fellow celebrity chef Guy Fieri – who hosts Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives for the Food Network – also officiated at the mass wedding.

Stephanie Swanson, who married her partner Nicole Griffin on Saturday, said: “[Bondi] fought so hard.

“She denied us for so long … I think our presence today and being able to do this is a defeat of that mentality.”

In January, Bondi offered her “best wishes” to all the newlywed couples – days after trying to stop their weddings.

Related topics: civil partnership, civil union, equal marriage, Florida, Gay, gay weddings, lesbian, lesbian wedding, marriage, marriage equality, Pam Bondi, Republican, same sex weddings, Union, US, wedding

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