While he endorsed gay marriage back in December, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on Wednesday indicated there is little chance of repealing Georgia’s 2004 constitutional ban on same-sex unions any time soon.
Reed was one of several mayors participating in a conference call urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. From the Georgia Voice:
[I]t is going to take national recognition of same-sex couples for Georgia to recognize marriage equality, he said. Reed noted he voted against putting the amendment on the ballot when he was a state senator.
"We need the help of the U.S. Supreme Court to stand behind the principal that all of us are created equally. Those in a long-term, loving relationship have the same rights as heterosexual couples," Reed said.
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