Equality Florida Twitterbombs Senator Bill Nelson asking for evolution on marriage equality

04/02/13 Seán Kinane
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Tuesday Mark Kirk of Illinois became the latest Republican U.S. Senator to come out in support of same-sex marriage; but Florida Democrat Bill Nelson is holding firmly to his opposition of gay marriage.

This afternoon, activists led by the LGBT equality group Equality Florida, used online activism to try to get Senator Nelson to change his mind.

In what they’re calling a “Twitterbomb” they encouraged supporters to tweet to Senator Nelson’s handle @SenBillNelson asking him to evolve on marriage equality at 3 p.m. They're using the hashtag #TimeToEvolve.

In the first 15 minutes after 3 p.m., 65 Tweets were sent using that hashtag.



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