|Carroll: "Sorry I implied that all y'all black butches are ugly"|
Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll not only wrote a letter, but also personally called the black lesbian head of Florida's gay rights group to apologize: "'It is wrong and inexcusable to make a comment that hurts people, and that was not my intention,' Carroll wrote in a letter to Equality Florida, a group that seeks equal rights for gays and lesbians. 'As a Christian, my faith guides me to love and respect all people. The false charges that have been lodged against me are no excuse for what I have said.'"