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Thursday, 26 June 2014 14:05

Mayor Greg Fisher Of Louisville Supports The Equal Marriage

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The mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, Greg Fisher, now openly supports marriage equality through an initiative called "Mayors for the freedom to marry", launched by the group "Freedom To Marry."

It was during the United States Conference of Mayors that Fisher showed his opposition to discrimination and expressed support for the right to equal marriage.

"It is clear to me that discrimination of any form should not be tolerated and that committed gay and lesbian couples deserve the protections that only marriage can provide," said Fischer.

"Louisvillians, Kentuckians and the rest of America have been on a journey towards support of marriage for same-sex couples," he added.

"It really does show that people in Kentucky are evolving and opening their hearts and changing their minds, just as a majority of Americans have," Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry, told The Courier-Journal. "When I started this work, most Americans did not support the freedom to marry."

As the newspaper reports, Fisher is not the only mayor to belong to this initiative, headed by Kasim Reed of Atlanta, "Mayors for the freedom to marry" include Julián Castro of San Antonio; Annise Parker of Houston; Michael Nutter of Philadelphia; Greg Stanton of Phoenix; Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles; Kevin Faulconer and San Diego, a Republican. The mayors of the 39 states have joined the initiative which currently counts 500 members.

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