Waveland, Mississippi Mayor is First in State to Declare Support for Marriage Equality

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David Garcia, the mayor of the small Mississippi Gulf Coast city of Waveland, has become the first mayor in the state to publicly support marriage equality.

Said Garcia in a Freedom to Marry press release:

“We know many people in loving and committed same-sex relationships who are active participants in improving our communities and we’ve seen how important marriage has been for them and their families. Because I believe in fairness for all American families, I support the freedom to marry for same-sex couples willing to take on that commitment.”

In May, Garcia helped get the city to pass a LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance.