Way to go, almost guest blogger! We couldn’t figure out how to add a guest blog post but maybe we triggered the start of a new blog. Regardless, we would like to see Mayor Salinas sign the “Freedom to Marry” pledge. Maybe he doesn’t know it exists? Maybe this is his chance to represent his entire constituency?
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A few days ago, a link to a petition in my Facebook newsfeed from Equality Texas caught my eye.
Especially since it included this intriguing pic:
The red X is significant because Salinas is a mayor of one of the 10 largest cities in Texas who does not support marriage equality for same-sex couples. No surprise there, considering the city’s fiscally liberal/socially conservative track record, but I’d love to see reasonable, tolerant and compassionate people prevail.
The petition asks citizens who have a red-X’ed mayor on the list to ask them to sign the pledge, which in part says:
As mayors of great American cities, we proudly stand together in…
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