Mayors from Across the Country to Launch Mayors for the Freedom to Marry

Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage nationwide, will launch Mayors for the Freedom to Marry at a press conference during the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington, D.C., on January 20. More than 75 Republican, Democrat and Independent mayors from cities across the country have pledged to support gay and lesbian couples’ freedom to marry. By joining the group, mayors hope to expand public and political support for ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.

The broad-based coalition of mayors includes Rahm Emanuel of Chicago and Annise Parker of Houston, and is chaired by mayors Jerry Sanders of San Diego, Thomas Menino of Boston, Michael Bloomberg of New York, and U.S. Conference of Mayors President Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles.

Date: Friday, January 20, 2012
10:00 a.m. ET

Location: Capital Hilton Hotel
2nd Floor Foyer outside Presidential Ballroom
1001 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C.

Part icipants: Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa of Los Angeles
Mayor Jerry Sanders of San Diego
Mayor Thomas M. Menino of Boston
Mayor Annise Parker of Houston
Mayor Marilyn Strickland of Tacoma
Marc Solomon, National Campaign Director of Freedom to Marry
Tom Cochran, U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director


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