Texas, USA: Dallas Mayor Won’t Sign Marriage Equality Pledge, But He Does Attend the Reception

Written by scott on January 23rd, 2013

Dallas Mayor Mike RawlingsDallas’ Mike Rawlings made a brief appearance during a reception for a coalition of pro-marriage equality mayors during the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington, D.C. last week, according to The Washington Blade.

It was during the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in the capital one year ago that Rawlings declined to join the group, Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, prompting a huge outcry from the LGBT community back home that reverberates to this day.

A year later, Mayors for the Freedom to Marry has grown to nearly 300 members from across the U.S., the Blade reports. But it still doesn’t include Rawlings, who maintains that he personally supports marriage equality but has not formally joined the group because he doesn’t “sign pledges.” Dallas is the largest city in the U.S. whose mayor has not joined Mayors for the Freedom to Marry.

Authored By John Wright – See the Full Story at the Dallas Voice

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