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US: Ohio mayors sign up to support same-sex marriage

Joseph McCormick August 16, 2014

Over a dozen Ohio mayors have signed a national pledge in favour of same-sex marriage.

Almost 500 mayors from 44 US states have signed the Freedom to Marry campaign ‘Mayors for Marriage’.

According to the statement, same-sex marriage helps cities to build economically, and to build a place for families.

The list of mayors signed up to the scheme is below.

Frank Jackson of Cleveland
Michael Coleman of Columbus
John Cranley of Cincinnati
Nan Whaley of Dayton
John McNally of Youngstown
Don Plusquellic of Akron
Dennis Wilcox of Cleveland Heights
Gary Norton of East Cleveland
William Healy of Canton
David Berger of Lima
Joe Cicero, Jr. of Lyndhurst
Susan Renda of Moreland Hills
Richard Bain of Pepper Pike
Georgine Welo of South Euclid
David Foubert of Yellow Springs
Sara Drew of Stow
Mike Summers of Lakewood
Kim Maggard of Whitehall

The first ever mayor in the US state of Mississippi recently declared his support for same-sex marriage, before announcing his retirement.

 

 

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