Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Miami (Pic via Facebook)

Add the Christian Family Coalition to the list of organizations attacking Miami GOP Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen for her decision to support the Respect for Marriage Act.

In a release, the Christian Family Coalition writes that “Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) has embarrassed and ridiculed herself by becoming the first Republican to co-sponsor on a deceptive bill to overturn the bipartisan Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This new fraudulent legislation seeks to overturn the will of the people in Florida and all across America, by imposing so-called ‘homosexual marriage’ on all fifty (50) states.”

The release adds that Ros-Lehtinen lied and misled her “own constituents, donors and volunteers by kowtowing to an extremist agenda.”

Ros-Lehtinen, the first and only GOP congressperson to co-sponsor the Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, has earned the support of Log Cabin Republicans and Freedom to Marry.

Equality Florida, which works to secure “full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community” writes that “Ros-Lehtinen is a longtime Equality Florida supporter and a 2010 Voice for Equality Award honoree for her work to end Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and as a founder of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus. She’s stood her ground against these extremists in the past but this time they are coming after her like never before.”

Last week, the National Organization for Marriage called on supporters to fund a new campaign that targets Ros-Lehtinen for her decision to co-sponsor the Respect for Marriage Act.

A letter crafted by Organization for Marriage for supporters to send to Ros-Lehtinen states, “I am writing to express my disappointment and deep concern that you would abandon traditional Republican principles of marriage, family, and democratic self-government. Marriage is a bedrock of our society, and I urge you to re-consider your position on DOMA.”


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