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Atlanta Mayor Comes Out For Marriage Equality

Atlanta Mayor Comes Out For Marriage Equality


Kasim Reed, the Democratic mayor of Atlanta, voiced his support for marriage equality on Tuesday, reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Reed referred to same-sex marriage as a "fundamental right" in a statement announcing that he would sign an Atlanta City Council resolution affirming the right of gays and lesbians to marry. The Post-Intelligencer said the city council's passage of the resolution may have "forced [Reed]'s hand."

Reed said he had undergone a personal evolution on his feelings about marriage. "It is well known that I have gone through a good bit of reflection on this issue," said Reed in a statement announcing he would sign the resolution. . "But listening to the stories of so many people that I know and care about has strengthened my belief that marriage is a fundamental right for everyone. Loving couples, regardless of their sexual orientation, should have the right to marry whomever they want."

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