Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki is the first mayor in Southwest Florida to publicly announce her support for same-sex marriage, reports ABC-7 News.
Sawicki has also added her name to a list of more than 500 mayors around the United States who support marriage equality. Yesterday, we featured a video by Tallahassee Mayor John Marks in which he explains his reasons for supporting same-sex marriage.
Announcing her decision, Sawicki said she added her name to the Mayors for the Freedom To Marry campaign because “it's about human rights and freedom of choice. I believe it's the right thing to do."
However, although Sawicki has received support, some Cape Coral residents are less than happy with her decision. One resident Dennis Adana told ABC-7 News that “as a Christian I am appalled that she would come out and publicly be okay with that.”
Watch Tallahassee Mayor John Marks explain why he supports same-sex marriage, AFTER THE JUMP...