Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan became Michigan's 19th Mayor to sign on to the Freedom To Marry pledge this week.

Duggan Signs On In Support Of Marriage Equality

BTL Staff

DETROIT- Mayor Mike Duggan joins with many other Michigan and national mayors in support of Marriage Equality, becoming the 19th Michigan mayor to sign up with Mayors for the Freedom To Marry.

Joined by over 419 mayors from 38 states across the country, Duggan signs on as a Mayor for the Freedom to Marry, an initiative by Freedom to Marry, a national organization founded in 2003 with the goal of getting equal marriage nationwide.

The initiative was started in Jan. of 2012 and Freedom to Marry has worked diligently to get all the United States mayors signed up. At its launch, the bipartisan coalition had over 75 mayors pledging to support marriage for gay and lesbian couples. The initial list included four mayors from Michigan: John Hieftje of Ann Arbor, George Heartwell of Grand Rapids, Bobby Hopewell of Kalamazoo and Karen Majewski of Hamtramck.

Michigan Mayors for the Freedom to Marry include:

John Hieftje - Ann Arbor, MI

Mike Duggan - Detroit, MI

Nathan Triplett - East Lansing, MI

Barry Brickner - Farmington Hills, MI

David Coulter - Ferndale, MI

Dayne Walling - Flint, MI

George Heartwell - Grand Rapids, MI

Karen Majewski - Hamtramck, MI

Ryan Bladzik - Holly, MI

Bobby Hopewell - Kalamazoo, MI

Virg Bernero - Lansing, MI

David Lossing - Linden, MI

Robert Neimi - Marquette, MI

Rod DesJardins - Munising, MI

Kurt Metzger - Pleasant Ridge, MI

Allan Lowe - Roosevelt Park, MI

Jim Ellison - Royal Oak, MI

Tedd Wallace - South Lyon, MI

Paul Schreiber - Ypsilanti, MI

Don't see your mayor on the list? Ask them to join the campaign by visiting http://www.freedomtomarry.org/pages/mayors-for-the-freedom-to-marry.
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