San Diego City Council Votes to Support Same-Sex Marriage

The San Diego City Council yesterday voted 5-3 to add their support to an “amicus brief” which already has the support of Los Angeles, San Jose, Long Beach and Oakland and other California municipalities.

SandiegoThe “friend-of-the-court” brief is directed at the California Supreme Court and urges the court to overturn the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

The North County times reports: “Mayor Jerry Sanders has pledged to veto the council’s decision to join in the legal brief in support of same-sex marriage. ‘He is for civil unions, not for gay marriage,’ said Fred Sainz, Sanders’ spokesman. ‘He believes that the city’s efforts should be centered on fiscal stability and the managerial health of the city.’ The council can overturn the veto with a majority vote. About 100 people on both sides of the issue packed the council chamber.”

Gay Marriage Backed [san diego union tribune]