The wording of a mayoral proclamation in support of same-sex marriage is unequivocal. But Mayor Mike Houston remains far less definitive on the issue.
Houston signed the proclamation earlier this month at the request of Alderman Cory Jobe, who will read it at a Statehouse rally next week urging lawmakers to approve a same-sex marriage bill.
The text of the document signed by Houston states that the value of marriage is upheld by extending it to, quote, “committed, loving couples regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity,” and also states that “marriage discrimination is contrary to the best American traditions.”
Houston, however, still refuses to say whether or not he agrees with those sentiments.