Voice for Equality: Ron Dellums
February 12, 2009
Ron Dellums has served as mayor of Oakland, California since 2007. He was previously a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served on the House Committee on the District of Columbia and the House Armed Services Committee. Dellums was best known for his campaign to end apartheid in South Africa.
On June 16, 2008, Dellums officiated in the City Council chambers at Oakland's first weddings of same-sex couples. He said, "[Marriage] is a fundamental right to which all people are entitled and I am proud that I can officiate the eternal unions of these Oakland couples. Our city is one of the most diverse cities in the country and we join in the celebration of this historic day of human rights for all people."
Freedom to Marry salutes Ron Dellums as a Voice for Equality.