Palm Springs City Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution Backing Same-Sex Marriage


Palm Springs City Council made its support for same-sex marriage known on Wednesday with a unanimous vote for a resolution supporting it, the Desert Sun reports:

The resolution, passed 5-0 in the nearly packed council chambers, states the city supports the “right to full civil marriage equality for all residents of Palm Springs who wish to be married regardless of gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation.”

The vote makes Palm Springs the only city in the Coachella Valley to take such a formal stance, according to Equality California, a statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy group.

The resolution has no legal standing but advocates hope it will persuade other city councils around the state to follow suit.

Watch a clip of public comments before the vote on the resolution including a statement of support from a local Christian couple, AFTER THE JUMP...