Atl Mayoral Candidates Want the Gays
November 30 2009 3:20 PM EST
November 17 2015 5:28 AM EST
In a tight mayoral runoff in Atlanta, the two remaining candidates, councilwoman Mary Norwood and former state senator Kasim Reed, having been looking to court the gay vote.
Since the November 3 general election, Norwood has attended a rally protesting California's antigay Proposition 8 and declared herself as "the only mayoral candidate who supports full marriage equality," reports the Los Angeles Times.
Norwood's website now also features a rainbow flag icon.
Meanwhile, Reed, who sponsored a hate-crimes bill that included protections for gays, recently criticized Norwood for missing a city council vote on a measure to extend pension benefits to municipal employees' domestic partners.
"I cannot recall a mayor's race when there's been so much attention placed on the gay and lesbian vote," said Jeff Graham, executive director of Georgia Equality, the state's largest gay rights group, according to the Times.
Voters will determine the next mayor on Tuesday.