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Austin Texas Passes Gay Marriage

By Charlotte Robinson, September 30, 2012
This is very encouraging. The Austin City Council endorsed marriage equality on Thursday making Austin the first Texas city to evolve on gay marriage. Council members said the endorsement will land them on the right side of history & compared gay marriage to women’s suffrage & civil rights. Now this vote does not overturn the ban on gay marriage in Texas but Council Member Sheryl Cole said the endorsement carries weight, noting that on other polarizing social issues through the years, “one thing we have learned is that simple, symbolic acts matter.” Cole added that she wants the city’s lobbying team to work at repealing the state’s Defense of Marriage Act when the Legislature meets next year. One Austin citizen stated, “I am so blessed to live in the best city in Texas. Thank you Austin City Council for your endorsement of marriage equality. Indeed, history will show your compassion & understanding that doing the right thing may not be the most popular thing to do but it is the right thing.” As you know the Governor of Texas is the anti gay homophobe Rick Perry who “believes in the sanctity of marriage between a man & a woman” according to a statement on his office website. DOMA (The Defense of Marriage Act) has been found unconstitutional in federal court numerous times & is now making its way to the US Supreme Court. So hang in there. It’s just a matter of time. We Congratulate the Brave People of Austin for Doing the Right Thing. Updates to Come…:)  OUTTAKE VOICES™ NOW ON HUFFINGTON POST...:)
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