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.