Should Your City Council Pass a Resolution to Support Gay Marriage?

Atlanta's mayor Kasim Reed became the latest mayor to throw his support behind marriage equality for same-sex couples. Should your mayor and city council do the same?

The city of Atlanta recently passed a resolution in support of marriage equality for same-sex couples. The move is largely symbolic, as same-sex marriage still remains banned in Georgia.

And, on Nov. 11, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed threw his name behind those in support of gay marriage, as well.

Earlier this year, Reed was still struggling with what he wanted to do about the very controversial issue. At the time he was quoted in The Ga Voice as saying:

"While I am still wrestling with my own personal beliefs on the issue of marriage, I deeply appreciate the contributions gays and lesbians make to our city every single day and I remain committed to Atlanta’s vibrant and diverse LGBT community."

Reed's support comes after President Barack Obama and the NAACP came out in support of same-sex marriage.

Now, Reed's name, along with the names of two other Georgia mayors, is listed on the Mayors for Freedom to Marry campaign website.

The other Georgia mayors are East Point's Earnestine Pittman and Kathie deNobriga, who is the openly lesbian mayor of tiny Pine Lake, near Stone Mountain.

As of Nov. 11, 291 mayors from 32 states have signed a statement in support of this effort, according to the Freedom to Marry site.

Should your mayor also sign a statement of support? Should your city council pass a resolution in support of marriage equality? Let us know in the comment section.

Dave Norling December 15, 2012 at 04:11 PM
I pray for all you non-believers. The Founding Fathers of our great country based their beliefs on Christianity, even used a government building as a chruch for Christian sermons. Unfortuanely, our current politicians have conveniently forgotten this for political purposes. Freedom of religion or non-religion is acceptable for all because of our Founding Fathers! God bless!!
Grant December 16, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Dave....you ought to read a book or something so you aren't embarrassing yourself. This country was founded on religious freedom not Christianity and our constitution prevents Jesus freaks from basing laws on their personal superstitions....seriously, read a book.
Ketsha Gay January 04, 2013 at 01:28 AM
That was stupid...because steve and stevie what about jessica and jackie so its not only men its women too. and i think they have every right to marry, like everyone else. And I thank you
Ketsha Gay January 04, 2013 at 01:29 AM
Ketsha Gay January 04, 2013 at 01:30 AM


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