Orlando Mayor Stands Up for Marriage Equality
By Neal Broverman
Ahead of a July 2 hearing on marriage equality in the Sunshine State, the mayor and city council of Orlando are urging Judge Sarah Zabel to rule on the right side of history.
Democrat Buddy Dyer and his council filed a "friend of the court" brief, saying marriage equality is good for the economy, tourism, and the whole of the state.
“The City of Orlando is incredibly proud of the steps we've taken, including the implementation of the City's domestic partnership registry, that have made Orlando one of the most inclusive cities in America," Dyer said in a statement. "Our city remains committed to equality, and we understand this serves as an additional economic development tool as our community looks to attract talented, creative people and employers and create jobs for all of our residents."
Orlando joins with the city of Miami Beach in urging Zabel to bring marriage equality to Florida. Read more about the case at Equality Florida's website.