Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Q Toon: Ante Up

Paul Berge
Q Syndicate 
Jan 25, 2012
Buried beneath the news of the Republican brawl for president, the U.S. Conference of Mayors last week came out in favor of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. 80 mayors -- Republicans, Democrats, and Bloombergs -- announced an initiative dubbed "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry." The move fell short of getting unanimous support -- mayors of Dallas and (Republican convention host) Indianapolis were two of the dissenters -- but was nevertheless overwhelmingly approved.

Some quotes from the mayors:

"Marriage for gay couples has made my city of Boston a much better place to live." -- Boston Mayor Thomas Menino

“Allowing loving and committed couples to join in marriage has benefits not just for couples and their families, but also for society.” -- San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders

"For me, the question is not if marriage equality will come to all 50 states. The question is when, and with America’s mayors standing up for what is right in their cities, I believe that day will come sooner than most people think." -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg

“I’ve often said in L.A. that it doesn’t matter who your father is ... and hopefully soon, it won’t matter if you have two of them.” -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

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