Earlier this week, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed issued a press release announcing his support for same-sex marriage.
“It is well known that I have gone through a good bit of reflection on this issue, 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,” the statement read. “By signing this resolution, I pledge my support to marriage equality for same-sex couples, consistent with equal protection under the law provided under the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.â€
Reed says his announcement is not politically motivated.
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