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|Creative Loafing joins call for Atlanta mayor to embrace marriage equality|
|by Ryan Watkins|
|November 14, 2012 12:23|
Today, Creative Loafing Atlanta writer Andrew Alexander penned a wonderful opinion piece on Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and his continuing to drag his feet on the issue of same-sex marriage.
After President Barack Obama expressed his opinion that same-sex couples should be given the same rights as heterosexual couples earlier this year, local eyes turned to Reed, arguably the state's most prominent Democrat.
Reed's stance on the issue was the cover story of our May 25 issue (and one of my personal favorites) after local activists created a social media campaign calling on the mayor to “evolve” on the issue.
The issue also included an editorial from GA Voice Editor Laura Douglas-Brown, framed as an open letter to Reed, calling on the mayor to speak out for marriage equality.
Reed ran for mayor supporting civil unions for same-sex couples. His opponent, former Atlanta City Council member Mary Norwood, embraced the “m” word.
Reed released a statement at the time:
Alexander highlights recent victories in the equality movement and suggests that Reed's position might have more to do with future political aspirations than his heart.
Read more from the Creative Loafing piece here.
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