Atlanta City Council expresses support for same-sex marriage

On Dec. 3, Atlanta City Council’s voted 11-2 in favor of a resolution supporting marriage for same-sex couples. District 6 Councilman Alex Wan introduced the resolution during the regularly scheduled meeting.

“The Atlanta City Council has had a long history of leadership on LGBT issues, including nondiscrimination initiatives and domestic partner benefits,” Wan said in a statement. “I am so proud to continue that tradition with this public position supporting marriage equality, and I am grateful to my colleagues, who I respect so deeply, for demonstrating their shared commitment to equal rights for all citizens.”

Marriage law is determined by the state of Georgia and remains illegal under the state’s constitution.

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