Mayors of more that 70 U.S. cities have joined forces in support of fully legalizing homosexual marriage. According to the Associated Press, the mayors of New York, Boston, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Diego announced that they would co-chair the group Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, which was launched January 20 during the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C.
On the homosexual activist Freedom to Marry website, the mayoral quintet declared: “As mayors of five of America’s great cities, we understand that the strength and health of our cities are enhanced when all families are protected and supported.” The group claimed to know “many people in loving and committed same-sex relationships who are active participants in improving our communities and we’ve seen how important marriage has been for them and their families.”
One of the five, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg (photo), has been the undisputed leader in the push for normalizing same-sex marriage in both New York City and State. Speaking at the launch of the campaign, Bloomberg challenged religious leaders and others who are working to defend traditional families from the onslaught of homosexual marriage, scolding them that “it is not about what you want to believe or what you think is right or wrong. It is also not about what organized religion should or should not do. This is a civil rights issue.”
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