Big-City Mayors Press for Marriage Equality

Wall Street Journal
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January 18, 2012

The mayors of several big cities, including Chicago, New York, Boston and Los Angeles, are joining together to support marriage equality, a move that could put additional pressure on President Barack Obama to do the same.
The effort is being organized by Freedom to Marry, an advocacy group that plans a news conference Friday in Washington, D.C.,, featuring mostly Democratic mayors and one Republican, Jerry Sanders of San Diego. Like others, Mr. Sanders has stated his views before, but organizers hope that their effort to join some 70 mayors together will give the issue a political boost.