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Columbia, S.C., mayor becomes 500th to join marriage equality coalition

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Steve Benjamin
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, S.C., has signed on to Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, becoming the 500th U.S. mayor to join the nationwide effort of municipal leaders advocating for marriage equality.

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First Mississippi mayor announces his support for marriage equality

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
David Garcia
WAVELAND, Miss. -- Waveland mayor David Garcia has announced his support for same-sex marriage, marking the first time a sitting mayor in the state of Mississippi has publicly supported marriage equality. Garcia has added his name to "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry," a nationwide effort consisting of more than 450 U.S. mayors advocating for marriage equality.

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N.D. mayor first in state to join national marriage equality support group

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Karyn Hippen
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The mayor of a small town in eastern North Dakota on Wednesday became the first mayor in the state to formally join a nationwide effort support gay marriage.

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Salina mayor first in Kansas to join national group supporting gay marriage

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Barb Shirley
SALINA, Kan. — Six months after residents in Salina, Kan., voted to repeal anti-discrimination protections based on gender identity and sexual orientation, the city's new mayor has joined a national group of mayors who support same-sex marriage.

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Houston pastor wants Mayor Parker to shut up about marriage equality

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Annise Parker
HOUSTON — A high profile Houston pastor wants openly lesbian mayor Annise Parker to resign, or stop “promoting” the legalization of same-sex marriage. Parker is a co-chairperson of a bipartisan coalition of more than 80 U.S. mayors who have publicly stated their support for marriage equality.

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More than 80 U.S. mayors pledge support for marriage equality (Video)

Friday, January 20, 2012
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WASHINGTON -- "Freedom to Marry," a New York-based marriage equality advocacy organization, on Friday announced a bipartisan coalition of more than 80 mayors from across the U.S. who have publicly stated their support for marriage equality for LGBT citizens, and their intention to work toward that goal.

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