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    Thumbs up San Diego Mayor reverses stance on same-sex marriage

    San Diego Mayor Reverses Stance On Same-Sex Marriage
    (AP) SAN DIEGO Mayor Jerry Sanders abruptly reversed his public opposition to marriage for same-sex partners and revealed that his adult daughter is a lesbian.

    Sanders on Wednesday signed a City Council resolution supporting a challenge to California's gay marriage ban. He previously promised to veto it.

    The Republican mayor said he could no longer back the position he took during his election campaign two years ago, when he said he favored civil unions but not full marriage rights for homosexual couples.

    He fought back tears as he said he wanted his adult daughter, Lisa, and other gay people he knows to have their relationships protected equally under state laws.

    "In the end, I could not look any of them in the face and tell them that their relationships -- their very lives -- were any less meaningful than the marriage that I share with my wife Rana," Sanders said.

    Lisa Sanders was unavailable for comment, according to the mayor's spokesman, Fred Sainz. He said she had told her parents four years ago that she is a lesbian and is currently in a committed relationship, but her orientation wasn't public until her father's speech.

    The mayor, a former police chief who is up for re-election next year, acknowledged that many voters who supported his earlier stance might disagree with his shift, but said he had to do what he believed was right.

    In 2000, 62 percent of San Diego voters endorsed a statewide measure to restrict marriage to a union between a man and woman.

    The City Council voted Tuesday 5-3 in favor of joining other California cities to back a lawsuit pending before the California Supreme Court attempting to overturn the gay marriage ban.

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    Finally, someone in office that has a little common sense and feelings like normal people.

    Good for him!

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    Yes, good for him. Let's move forward people!!

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    He's our mayor, i really like him! and now an even better reason to be proud of him.
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    Amazing what happens when it happens to YOU.
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    Yay for SD.

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    tell that to Cheney the dumbfuck and every closeted repug caught up sex scandals!

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    "In the end, I could not look any of them in the face and tell them that their relationships -- their very lives -- were any less meaningful than the marriage that I share with my wife Rana," Sanders said.
    That's a pretty powerful statement. Now if every ignorant fuckwit could realize the same.

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