Dallas mayor won’t sign equality pledgeAround the Nation, This Week Monday, February 13th, 2012
DALLAS – Mayor Mike Rawlings has refused to sign the “Mayors for the Freedom to Marry” pledge, which has been signed by more than 100 mayors from cities around the nation, including Texas mayors in San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Shavano Park and Castle Hills. Despite having been supportive in the past of the right for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to marry, Mayor Rawlings now refuses to sign his name to the pledge, calling into question the depth of his support for all Dallas residents.
Mayor Rawlings actively courted the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community during his run for mayor and has stated that he supports marriage equality. Jay Morris, the state co-lead for GetEQUAL TX noted, “Mayor Rawlings gladly asked our community for votes, money and volunteers to help get him into office, only to turn his back on us when it came time to take action instead of just give lip service.”
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