Friday, January 20, 2012
Tacoma, Wash., Mayor Marilyn Strickland. (Photo by Jamie McGonnigal, EqualityPhotography.com)
Freedom to Marry on Friday formally launched a campaign that includes 80 mayors from across the country who have pledged to push for marriage for same-sex couples.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Houston Mayor Annise Parker; Boston Mayor Thomas Menino; San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and Tacoma, Wash., Mayor Marilyn Strickland were among those who spoke at a press conference at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Portland, Ore., Mayor Sam Adams; Glendale, Calif., Mayor Laura Friedman; Key West, Fla., Mayor Craig Cates and Chapel Hill, N.C., Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt were among those who were in attendance.