The Dallas Morning News
May 2, 2013

A proposed resolution supporting gay marriage is a political distraction and a misuse of the Dallas City Council’s time, Mayor Mike Rawlings said Wednesday. Council member Scott Griggs is behind the resolution, which calls for equal marital rights for same-sex couples. He got the signatures needed from fellow council members to place the matter on an upcoming agenda. And he says he has the votes to pass it. “It’s timely, and it’s relevant,” Griggs said. “The LGBT community is not only a big part of Oak Cliff, but a big part of Dallas.” Griggs, who represents parts of Oak Cliff, is running for election on May 11 to a different council seat, a result of the council’s redrawing of district boundaries. His opponent in the race is a fellow incumbent, Delia Jasso.