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Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings Refuses To Move Forward With Resolution Supporting Marriage Equality: VIDEO

Despite earlier reports that the Dallas City Council was planning to take up a resolution supporting same-sex marriage and that the votes to pass it were secured, it appears the proposal has collapsed under Mayor Mike Rawlings' refusal to place the resolution on the council agenda. Yesterday, LGBT activists gathered in Dallas to express outrage over the demise of the resolution and of Rawlings' tepid support of gay rights in general.

The Dallas Voice reports:

Screen Shot 2013-05-31 at 10.32.54 AMMayor Mike Rawlings, who avoided taking a stance on the resolution for six months, had publicly announced earlier Tuesday that he planned to vote in favor of it even though he feels it is a "misuse" of council time. But after [Councilwoman Delia] Jasso removed her signature, Rawlings said Wednesday he wouldn't place the resolution on the council agenda because it no longer had the five council signatures needed to force him to do so.

You will recall that the first-term mayor was previously on record saying the resolution was "a waste of time."

Watch a news report on the resolution and protest, AFTER THE JUMP...

 

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  1. Maybe the first-term mayor can be a one term mayor?

    Posted by: Jack M | May 31, 2013 2:18:52 PM


  2. What do you expect from a well known liar ? He lied & said he was an independent to get elected in Dallas which is mostly Democrat then he gives financial contributions to Mitt Romney ! He has stabbed gays in the back multiple times and his decisions as Mayor have been frightening & badly researched. He needs to be gone. He has done little good in Dallas.

    Posted by: Icebloo | May 31, 2013 2:21:27 PM


  3. @Icebloo, as a fellow Texan, I agree this guy has been nothing but a disappointment. I think Houston would have a better chance of passing a same sex marriage resolution. Or better yet, maybe Austin? Although after SCOTUS rules in June, we may not have to do this at all.

    Posted by: RONTEX | May 31, 2013 2:39:10 PM


  4. LGBT equality under law is a 'waste of time'.

    Can't get much clearer than that in stating your bigotry.

    Time to get him out of office. Dallas is one of the few strongholds for a Democrat in Texas. This influential seat is much too important to be occupied by a man like this.

    Posted by: JONES | May 31, 2013 2:39:23 PM


  5. Boooo! If Houston, Austin, and San Antonio's mayors can take the time to show their support, Dallas certainly can.

    Posted by: Evan C | May 31, 2013 2:56:34 PM


  6. What does a resolution supporting marriage equality from ANY city council really mean? It doesn't change anything under the law and has no effect on anyone's life other than a momentary feel-good feeling. I guess it's important to show support for the cause, but in the end there is no weight to the resolution.

    Posted by: Chadd | May 31, 2013 3:01:27 PM


  7. Well, then I am sure he will be ok with the LGBT citizens of Dallas refusing to move forward with paying taxes to line his filthy pockets with.

    Posted by: RMc | May 31, 2013 3:56:05 PM


  8. This guy looks like he's straight out of the Beverly Hillbillies.

    Sure, he has every issue with two grown men being in love but I bet he has absolutely not issue with the sheep two doors down.

    Posted by: Michael | May 31, 2013 4:17:33 PM


  9. Glad Rawlings is sticking to his position and not letting himself be pushed or browbeat into wavering against the values of morality.

    Posted by: Lex | May 31, 2013 5:44:46 PM


  10. As a Dallasite, yes it would be nice to see even a gesture from the Mayor. He's just a figurehead since we're a Council-Manager government. Some could even say we've had gay Citt Managers already and we have gay councilmembers. What kills these publicly popular but legally useless municipal postures are the fairweather straight allies like Delia Jasso who turned off her support once she was beaten by an out gay man. Lame duck nonsense killed this, not Mike Rawlings who's publicly stated multiple times he supports equality. His office just gets the negative headlines. I still say you would be pressed to find an engaged and supportive government in those laudable communities many of you claim to live in.

    Posted by: Chevytexas | Jun 1, 2013 7:34:56 PM


  11. As a Dallasite, yes it would be nice to see even a gesture from the Mayor. He's just a figurehead since we're a Council-Manager government. Some could even say we've had gay Citt Managers already and we have gay councilmembers. What kills these publicly popular but legally useless municipal postures are the fairweather straight allies like Delia Jasso who turned off her support once she was beaten by an out gay man. Lame duck nonsense killed this, not Mike Rawlings who's publicly stated multiple times he supports equality. His office just gets the negative headlines. I still say you would be pressed to find an engaged and supportive government in those laudable communities many of you claim to live in.

    Posted by: Chevytexas | Jun 1, 2013 7:34:56 PM


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