Do you really think you're a champion of the gay community? When I was sworn in as attorney general, I put my hand on the Bible and was sworn to uphold the constitution of the state of Florida. That was voted in to our state constitution by the voters of Florida. Had nothing to do -- I've never said I don't like gay people, that’s ridiculous. But if that passed, I would defend that, as well, because it's my job to defend what's in the constitution of the state of Florida. COOPER: The hotline that you've been talking about on television which allows family members and spouses of the dead to get information, which is incredibly important, and I appreciate you talking about it on the air, had there been no gay marriage, had there been no same-sex marriage, you do realize that spouses, there would be no spouses, that boyfriends and girlfriends of the dead would not be able to get information and would not be able probably even to visit in the hospital here. Because early on we only have 24 people -- COOPER: Isn't there a sick irony that you for years were fighting that very idea? BONDI: Well Anderson, we rushed to get it to the Supreme Court. COOPER: But do you worry about using language accusing gay people of trying to do harm to the people of Florida when doesn't that send a message to some people who might have bad ideas in mind? BONDI: My lawyer argued a case defending what the Supreme Court allowed the voters to put in our state constitution. What we argued was it was in the constitution of the state of Florida. BONDI: I was defending the constitution of what over 69 percent of the voters put in the constitution. COOPER: It's just that -- I will say I have never really seen you talk about gays and lesbians and transgender people in a positive way until now. BONDI: Well actually if you look at my website now, we have hands clasped together, all different colored rainbow hands, people. BONDI: Yeah I did, after this horrible tragedy, absolutely.
BONDI: That it was constitutional to put that in the constitution. COOPER: I know a lot of gay and lesbian people in the state want to feel that the people that represent them, represent everybody in the state.