Financial expert and best-selling author Suze Orman has come out publicly against Florida’s Amendment 2, which if passed by voters next month, would constitutionally ban same-sex marriage and civil unions in the state.
Orman—who is gay and hosts a financial advice show on CNBC—warned that Amendment 2 would have far-reaching effects for unmarried couples and seniors, as well as gays and lesbians. Pension and health care benefits could be eliminated for these groups should Amendment 2 pass.
“Many seniors choose not to marry again to keep financial benefits such as pensions from earlier marriages,” Orman said in a release. “Passage of Amendment 2 could threaten these essential resources that help them stay out of poverty.”
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