Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist has thrown his support behind marriage equality and becomes the latest high profile Republican to do so.
He said on Wednesday, in a statement posted to his official Facebook page “Some great news: On Tuesday, Delaware became the 11th state to allow marriage equality. And just a few days ago, Rhode Island adopted a similar measure, which followed victories last fall in Maine, Maryland and Washington. I most certainly support marriage equality in Florida and look forward to the day it happens here.”
Many observers were not surprised by the governor’s “outing” in support of marriage equality. Throughout his career he has been the brunt of rumors and accusations that he payed off male partners to keep quiet about their liaisons.
Ironically, during his time as governor he pushed forward on a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in the state.
He switched his political allegiance in 2012 and is reported to be planning to run for the Governor seat again – this time as a Democrat.