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Support the Freedom to Marry: Austin City Council

As citizens of Austin committed to working together to preserve our culture of respect and dignity for all, we urge the Austin City Council to support the marriage equality resolution backed by Equality Texas, the Human Rights Campaign, the Anti-Defamation League, the NAACP, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and allgo, and sponsored by Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole, Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Council Member Laura Morrison.

Dear Honorable Mayor Leffingwell and members of the Austin City Council,

As citizens of Austin committed to working together to preserve our culture of respect and dignity for all, we urge the Austin City Council to support the marriage equality resolution backed by Equality Texas, the Human Rights Campaign, the Anti-Defamation League, the NAACP, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and allgo, and sponsored by Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole, Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Council Member Laura Morrison.

We are proud to live in a city that celebrates the diversity of all its residents and recognizes, through a series of nondiscrimination ordinances in the areas of housing, public accommodation and employment, the inalienable rights of each individual to obtain housing, to obtain goods and services in a public accommodation, and to work to earn wages and obtain a share of the wealth of this City through gainful employment, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, student status, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age.

We are proud the City recognizes that the denial of such rights through considerations based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, student status, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age is detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of the City and constitutes an unjust denial or deprivation of such inalienable rights which is within the power and the proper responsibility of government to prevent.

Marriage provides legal and economic protections including access to health care, recognition of parental and custodial responsibilities, property rights, and other protections which are vital to the safety and security of every family, and is a powerful and important affirmation of love and commitment and a source of social support and recognition.

As the Supreme Court said in the 1967 landmark case Loving v. Virginia, "Marriage is one of the 'basic civil rights of man,' fundamental to our very existence and survival."

Thank you for your leadership in support of the freedom to marry and for sending the message nationwide that the City of Austin values equality.
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This petition has a goal of 1500 signatures
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Number Date Name Location
1845 Thu Sep 27 10:49:05 EDT 2012 Matthew Bacon Austin, TX
1844 Thu Sep 27 00:07:21 EDT 2012 Aracely Mendez austin, TX
1843 Thu Sep 27 00:01:36 EDT 2012 Teresa Franzke Austin, TX
1842 Wed Sep 26 23:58:44 EDT 2012 Daniel Dorroh Austin, TX
1841 Wed Sep 26 23:58:41 EDT 2012 Leslie Negron Austin, TX
1840 Wed Sep 26 23:57:39 EDT 2012 Anh Nguyen Fort Worth, TX
1839 Wed Sep 26 23:57:35 EDT 2012 Rachel Andre Austin, TX
1838 Wed Sep 26 23:51:55 EDT 2012 Kristen Katz Austin, TX
1837 Wed Sep 26 23:50:46 EDT 2012 Lisa Lennon Austin, TX
1836 Wed Sep 26 23:49:41 EDT 2012 Nancy Pacheco Austinn, TX
1835 Wed Sep 26 23:47:25 EDT 2012 JOHN HICKMAN Austin, TX
1834 Wed Sep 26 23:47:06 EDT 2012 Lindsey Fivecoat Austin, TX
1833 Wed Sep 26 23:42:59 EDT 2012 Amanda Medina Austin, TX
1832 Wed Sep 26 23:40:51 EDT 2012 amy ingram Austin, TX
1831 Wed Sep 26 23:40:39 EDT 2012 Katelena Cowles Austin, TX
1830 Wed Sep 26 23:39:28 EDT 2012 Elizabeth Barber Austin, TX
1829 Wed Sep 26 23:38:37 EDT 2012 Lansing Pugh Austin, TX
1828 Wed Sep 26 23:37:42 EDT 2012 Chalimar Brown Austin, TX
1827 Wed Sep 26 23:21:05 EDT 2012 Stephanie Harrison Austin, TX
1826 Wed Sep 26 23:20:30 EDT 2012 Taylor Scartozzi Austin, TX
1825 Wed Sep 26 23:19:01 EDT 2012 Annie Stennes Austin, TX
1824 Wed Sep 26 23:18:28 EDT 2012 Adrienne Teter Austin, TX
1823 Wed Sep 26 23:17:57 EDT 2012 Angel Fuhre Austin, TX
1822 Wed Sep 26 23:17:54 EDT 2012 Nathan Vest Austin, TX
1821 Wed Sep 26 23:17:29 EDT 2012 Erik Lopez Austin, TX
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