Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has joined Mayors for the Freedom to Marry. Ravenstahl’s pledge to support equal marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples comes two months after he said he would not be joining the group.
Ravenstahl’s spokesperson, Joanna Doven, told a reporter in April that he does not support gay marriage and would not join the group. “My position actually changed well before that,” Ravenstahl, 32, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The mayor said Doven was referencing his last public statement on the issue, which he made during a 2009 debate.
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