Thursday, September 20, 2007

Republican San Diego mayor embraces same-sex marriage, says daughter is a lesbian

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders Gay Marriage Press Conference (September 19, 2007) Must-see video of the press conference. He barely made it through it.

Note from Rex: Almost no one here knew Sanders' daughter was a lesbian. Fascinating dimension to the story. Now, someone tell Arnold that gay-friendly Republicans, such as Sanders and Schwarzenegger, can support same-sex marriage! And tell him fast!

From Matt Foreman on Joe.My.God:"San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders' emotional statement brought me - and I know millions of other gay and lesbian people - to tears. Simply, directly, and most importantly from the heart, he said what we yearn to hear from our leaders - that our relationships are just as meaningful and just as deserving of the same protections as everyone else's. Mayor Sanders will go into the history books as a profile in courage and conviction. He stands in stark contrast to Governor Schwarzenegger's threatened veto of the marriage equality bill that will be on his desk within days and to leading Democratic presidential candidates who cannot bring themselves to say we are truly equal." - Matt Foreman, Executive Director of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force.

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