Marriage equality campaign nears 300 mayors

Annise Parker

Houston’s out mayor, Annise Parker, is among the several hundred mayors who support marriage equality. Photo via City of Houston official website.

BY MICHAEL K. LAVERS
Washington Blade

Mayors from across the country on Friday attended a reception during the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ annual D.C. meeting to commemorate the first anniversary of a campaign that features city executives who support marriage rights for same-sex couples.

“This has been an exceptionally monumental year for this cause: the cause of the freedom to marry,” Marc Solomon, national campaign director for Freedom to Marry, said. He noted 294 mayors from 42 states have joined the campaign since his organization formally launched it last January. “One thing I’ve learned that instead of going to Capitol Hill, if you really want to get something done you go to a mayor. You all were a crucial part of the historic wins this year.”

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