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POLITICS: San Francisco Mayor Calls for Support of Gay Marriage

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posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 06:36 PM
Speaking on the one year anniversary of his allowing gay marriages, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, called for gays and lesbians to back politicians that support thier cause. The speech given before many of the people who married a year ago, called for lambasted what he referred to as "too much, too soon" politicians. Many in the Democratic party believe that his actions increased the turnout of conservative voters in key battleground states and that difference gave the victory to President Bush
SAN FRANCISCO - Marking the anniversary of his decision to sanction same-sex marriages, Mayor Gavin Newsom on Saturday urged gay couples to back politicians who support gay marriage, saying it is time "to hold our elected officials accountable."

"It is no longer acceptable for politicians to come to you every election cycle and ask for money and then say, 'It's too much, too soon,'" Newsom told about 3,000 gay and lesbian supporters during a ceremony to remember the anniversary of last year's "Winter of Love," the four-week period when his administration granted marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Its an interesting dilemma for many. My stance on the issue is this: Gay marriage should be allowed. I fail to see how exactly this attacks the family? There is no evidence that this will increase the number of gays nor will it break down the traditional concepts of family. More to the point, the fact that two gay people wish to live in a consecrated relationship seems to further reinforce the value of family.

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