Mayors for the Freedom to Marry

Welcome Message from the Chairs

In affirmation of the critical role that cities and their mayors have played in advancing civil rights and equal treatment for all Americans, we are proud to be chairs of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry. Mayors for the Freedom to Marry is a broad-based and nonpartisan group of mayors who believe that all people should be able to share in the love and commitment of marriage. 

Mayors for Marriage

As mayors of seven of America’s great cities, we understand that the strength and health of our cities are enhanced when all families are protected and supported. 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. 

We are honored to lead this bipartisan group of mayors who support ending marriage discrimination at all levels of government. While we will each have different strategies for pursuing that end, we all agree on the goal: securing the freedom to marry and upholding equal rights for all citizens.

We are a diverse group of mayors—from cities across the country. Our cities are culturally, racially and geographically diverse, but we share one important value: a common commitment to fairness.

We invite our colleagues to join us in signing this statement as we advocate for the freedom to marry and build a nation where all loving couples who want to make the life-long commitment can share in the joy and respect of marriage.

Sincerely,

Julián Castro Kevin Faulconer Eric Garcetti Michael Nutter
Mayor of San Antonio Mayor of San Diego Mayor of Los Angeles Mayor of Philadelphia

Annise Parker Kasim Reed Greg Stanton
Mayor of Houston Mayor of Atlanta Mayor of Houston

Read the Mayors for the Freedom to Marry statement, and look at the nearly 400 mayors from 38 states and Washington, D.C. who have signed on. If you have questions or would like more information about joining Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, please contact Jo Deutsch at jo@freedomtomarry.org.  

If your mayor has not joined Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, use our interactive Light Up the Map feature to petition your mayor to sign on and stand up for marriage. 

Current Mayors

Anan Abu-Taleb - Oak Park, IL
Rob Adams - Sedona, AZ
Bruce Ahlgren - Cloquet, MN
Matt Alexander - Wappingers Falls, NY
Dick Anderson - Lincoln City, OR
Elaine Anderson - Provincetown, MA
Matthew Appelbaum - Boulder, CO
Dean Argiris - Wheeling, IL
Lisa Aronson - Coconut Creek, FL
Steve Aspel - Redondo Beach, CA
Scott Avedisian - Warwick, RI
Adriana Badal - Bisbee, AZ
Richard Bain - Pepper Pike, OH
Russ Barley - Freeport, FL
Tom Barrett - Milwaukee, WI
Bruce Bassett - Mercer Island, WA
Tom Bates - Berkeley, CA
Ralph Becker - Salt Lake City, UT
William Bell - Durham, NC
Christine Berg - Lafayette, CO
Peter Benjamin - Garrett Park, MD
David Berger - Lima, OH
Dale Berman - North Aurora, IL
Virg Bernero - Lansing, MI
Ryan Bladzik - Holly, MI
Robert Blais - Lake George, NY
Peter Bober - Hollywood, FL
Veronica Boesch - Airmont, NY
Bill Bogaard - Pasadena, CA
Lili Bosse - Beverly Hills, CA
Noam Bramson - New Rochelle, NY
Ardell Brede - Rochester, MN
Michael Brennan - Portland, ME
Barry Brickner - Farmington Hills, MI
Charles Bronitsky - Foster City, CA
William Brown - Riverton, NJ
Sharon Bulova - Fairfax County, VA
Patricia Burda - Chevy Chase, MD
Roy Buol - Dubuque, IA
Jason Burnett - Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Stephen Buxbaum - Olympia, WA
Christopher Cabaldon - W. Sacramento, CA
Karen Cadieux - Easthampton, MA
Chuck Cahn - Cherry Hill, NJ
Kirk Caldwell - Honolulu, HI
Mike Callahan - Cheverly, MD
Myra Campbell - Asbury Park, NJ
Anthony Campuzano - Lansdowne, PA
Chris Canning - Calistoga, CA
Alan Casavant - Biddeford, ME
Stephen Cassidy - San Leandro, CA
Julian Castro - San Antonio, TX (Chair)
Frank Catalina - Peekskill, NY
Craig Cates - Key West, FL
Nikki Check - Jerome, AZ
Gary Christenson - Malden, MA
Joe Cicero, Jr. - Lyndhurst, OH
Chris Clark - Mountain View, CA
Jim Clinton - Bend, OR
Jerry Cole - Rainier, OR
Chris Coleman - St. Paul, MN
Michael Coleman - Columbus, OH
Carolyn Comitta - West Chester, PA
Suzette Cooke - Kent, WA
Dennis Coombs - Longmont, CO
Joy Cooper - Hallandale Beach, FL
Gary Cordner - Macungie, PA
Thomas Cote - Sanford, ME
David Coviello - Biscayne Park, FL
David Coulter - Ferndale, MI
Frederick Courtright - Mount Pocono, PA
Frank Cownie - Des Moines, IA
Ben Cox - Camp Wood, TX
Joseph Curtatone - Somerville, MA
John D’Amico - West Hollywood, CA
Bill de Blasio - New York, NY
Joseph Delaney - Garfield, NJ
John Dell’Osso - Cotati, CA
David M. DelVecchio - Lambertville, NJ
Victor DeLuca - Maplewood, NJ
Kathie deNobriga - Pine Lake, GA
Rod DesJardins -Munising, MI
Nicholas DeSantis - New Stanton, PA
Daniel Dietch - Surfside, FL
Denny Doyle - Beaverton, OR
Harry Dressler - Tamarac, FL
Daniel T. Drew - Middletown, CT
Sara Drew - Stow, OH
Kimberley Driscoll - Salem, MA
John Dunleavy - Bloomingdale, NJ
Carol Dutra-Vernaci - Union City, CA
Buddy Dyer - Orlando, FL
Paul Dyster - Niagara Falls, NY
Jim Ellison - Royal Oak, MI
Mimi Elrod - Lexington, VA
Mark Epley - Southampton, NY
Rahm Emanuel - Chicago, IL
John Engen - Missoula, MT
William Euille - Alexandria, VA
Kevin Faulconer - San Diego, CA
Paul Feiner - Greenburgh, NY
Andrew Fellows - College Park, MD
John Fetterman - Braddock, PA
Bill Finch - Bridgeport, CT
Daryl Justin Finizio - New London, CT
Jay Fisette - Arlington, VA
Drew Fixell - Tarrytown, NY
Tim Flaherty - Pleasant Hill, CA
Adam Forgie - Turtle Creek, PA
Peter Fosselman - Kensington, MD
Bob Foster - Long Beach, CA
Paul Fraim - Norfolk, VA
Julie Fulkerson - Trinidad, CA
Steven Fulop - Jersey City, NJ
Mike Gamache - Andover, MN
Margot Garant - Jefferson Village, NY
Eric Garcetti - Los Angeles, CA (Chair)
James Gaughan - Altamont, NY
Dean Geracimos - Chesapeake City, MD
Donald Gerard - Champaign, IL
Pat Gerard - Largo, FL
Joe Gierlach - Nederland, CO
Thomas Gillen - Oswego, NY
Marie Gilmore - Alameda, CA
David Glass - Petaluma, CA
Jeffrey Goldsmith - Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Gary Golinski - Yorkville, IL
Javier Gonzales - Santa Fe, NM
Elizabeth Goreham - State College, PA
J. Richard Gray - Lancaster, PA
Vincent Gray - Washington, D.C.
Sandy Green - Kutztown, PA
Stanley Green - Delaware City, DE
Paul Grenier - Berlin, NH
Alexander Gromack - Congers, NY
Karen Guzak - Snohomish, WA
David Gysberts - Hagerstown, MD
Charlie Hales - Portland, OR
Wayne J. Hall, Sr. - Hempstead, NY
Stanley Hall - Tieton, WA
William Hanauer - Ossining, NY
Michael Hancock - Denver, CO
Timothy Hanna - Appleton, WI
Diane Hanson - Dewey Beach, DE
Toni Harp - New Haven, CT
Shep Harris - Golden Valley, MN
Bill Harrison - Fremont, CA
Clyde A. Haulman - Williamsburg, VA
Matt Hayek - Iowa City, IA
William Healy - Canton, OH
George Heartwell - Grand Rapids, MI
Karen Heck - Waterville, ME
Sophie Heymann - Closter, NJ
John Hieftje - Ann Arbor, MI
Colleen Hilton - Westbrook, ME
Richard Hofeld - Homewood, IL
Betsy Hodges - Minneapolis, MN
Shawn Hogan - Hornell, NY
Donna Holaday - Newburyport, MA
John Hollar - Montpelier, VT
Jamel Holley - Roselle, NJ
Bobby Hopewell - Kalamazoo, MI
Amy Houghtaling - Falls City, OR
James Hovland - Edina, MN 
Satyendra Singh Huja - Charlottesville, VA
Tim Hultmann - Long Lake, MN
Jamie Irons - Morro Bay, CA
Frank Jackson - Cleveland, OH
Scott Jackson - Hamden, CT
Robert Jacob - Sabastopol, CA
Jeffrey Jacobs - St. Louis Park, MN
Gerard Jalbert - South Portland, ME
Sylvester James, Jr. - Kansas City, MO
Gary Jensen - Ferndale, WA
Rebecca Jimenez - Guadalupe, AZ
Kevin Johnson - Sacramento, CA
Lucy Johnson - Kyle, TX
Lioneld Jordan - Fayetteville, AR
Bill Kampe - Pacific Grove, CA
Dave Kaplan - Des Moines, WA
Richard Kaplan - Lauderhill, FL
David Kaptain - Elgin, IL
Sidney Katz - Gaithersburg, MD
Scott Kaupin - Enfield, CT
Susan M. Kay - Weymouth, MA
Timothy Kearney - Swarthmore, PA
Joseph Keegan - Castleton, NY
Stephen Keefe - Fredonia, NY
Laurence Keller - New Hope, PA
Judith Flanagan Kennedy - Lynn, MA
Judy Kennedy, City of Newburgh, NY
Billy Kenoi - Hawaii County, HI
Marina Khubesrian - South Pasadena, CA
Nick Kitchen - Capron, VA
Mark Kleinschmidt - Chapel Hill, NC
Chris Koos - Normal, IL
Joseph Krawczyk - Bennington, VT
Joe Krovoza - Davis, CA
Mark Kruzan - Bloomington, IN
Lydia Lavelle - Carrboro, NC
Denis Law - Renton, WA
Timothy Leavitt - Vancouver, WA
Marcia Leclerc - East Hartford, CT
Edwin Lee - San Francisco, CA
Wayne Lee - Millbrae, CA
Lee Leffingwell - Austin, TX
Liz Lempert - Princeton, NJ
Connie Leon Kreps - North Bay Village, FL
Cindy Lerner - Pinecrest, FL
Philip Levine - Miami Beach, FL
Peter Lindstrom - Falcon Heights MN
Kelli Linville - Bellingham, WA
Charles Lombardi - North Providence, RI
Allan Lowe - Roosevelt Park, MI
Christopher Louras - Rutland, VT
Jim Lovejoy - Mount Washington, MA
Mary Ann Lutz - Monrovia, CA
Sue Lynn - Anna Maria, FL
Larry MacDonald - Bayfield, WI
Kim Maggard - Whitehall, OH
Mike Maguire - Eagan, MN
David Maher - Cambridge, MA
Karen Majewski - Hamtramck, MI
Jim Maley - Collingswood, NJ
John Manchester - Lewisburg, WV
Amanda Mank - Longview, IL
Esther Manheimer - Asheville, NC
John Marchione - Redmond, WA
John Marks - Tallahassee, FL
A. David Marne - Shavano Park, TX
David Martin - Stamford, CT
Sandy Martin - Shoreview, MN
Jan Marx - San Luis Obispo, CA
Jamie Matthews - Santa Clara, CA
Joseph Maturo, Jr. - East Haven, CT
Josh Maxwell - Downingtown, PA
William McCall - Parker, PA
Fred McCarthy - Langley, WA
Ronald McDaniel - Montville, CT
Tim McGuire - Homewood Borough, PA
Gayle McLaughlin - Richmond, CA
John A. McNally - Youngstown, OH
Kurt Metzger - Pleasant Ridge, MI
Robert Mezzo - Naugatuck, CT
Michael R. Mignogna - Voorhees, NJ
Stephanie Miner - Syracuse, NY
William Moehle - Town of Brighton, NY
Ashira Mohammed - Pembroke Park, FL
Brian Moore - Petersburg, VA
Alex Morse - Holyoke, MA
Sandy Moscaritolo - River Edge, NJ
Lori Moseley - Miramar, FL
Darryl Moss - Creedmoor, NC
Andrew Muckle - Superior, CO
Jeri Muoio - West Palm Beach, FL
Ed Murray - Seattle, WA
Svante Myrick - Ithaca, NY
David Narkewicz - Northampton, MA
Marvin Natiss - North Hills, NY
Doug Neeley - Oregon City, OR
Don Ness - Duluth, MN
Bridget Newton - Rockville, MD
Michael Nohilly - Interlaken, NJ
Frank Nolan - Highlands, NJ
Frank North - Merchantville, NJ
Gary Norton - East Cleveland, OH
Michael Nutter - Philadelphia, PA (Chair)
John Oberst - Monmouth, OR
Pam O'Connor - Santa Monica, CA
Frank Ortis - Pembroke Pines, FL
John Ostenburg - Park Forest, IL
Salvatore Panto - Easton, PA
Eric Papenfuse - Harrisburg, PA
Annise Parker - Houston, Texas (Chair)
Judy Paul - Davie, FL
Ed Pawlowski - Allentown, PA
Skyler Peak - Malibu, CA
Elizabeth Pearson - Laguna Beach, CA
William Peduto - Pittsburgh, PA
Lesa Peerman - Margate, FL
Jannquell Peters - East Point, GA
Randy Peterson - St. Helens, OR
Debbie Peterson - Grover Beach, CA
A. Martin Petrovic - Trumansburg, NY
Jerry V. Pierce - Valley Mills, TX
Kitty Piercy - Eugene, OR
Doug Plummer - Sharon Springs, NY
Don Plusquellic - Akron OH
Peter Porcino - Ardsley, NY
Steve Pougnet - Palm Springs, CA
Dan Prats - Laytonsville, MD
Faye Pritchard - Ashland, VA
Laurel Prussing - Urbana, IL
Jean Quan - Oakland, CA
Clyde Rabideau - Saranac Lake, NY
Stu Rasmussen - Silverton, OR
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake - Baltimore, MD
Kasim Reed - Atlanta, GA (Chair)
Tari Renner - Bloomington, IL
Sarah Reinhardt - Spring Park, MN
Susan Renda - Village of Moreland Hills, OH
Gary Resnick - Wilton Manors, FL
John Rey - DeKalb, IL
Raul Reyes - El Cenizo, TX
Paul Rickenbach - East Hampton, NY
Daniel Rizzo - Revere, MA
Thomas Roach - White Plains, NY
Ron Rordam - Blacksburg, VA
Jose Rosado - Fountain Hill, PA
Douglas Ross - North Wales, PA
Nancy Rotering - Highland Park, IL
Jonathan Rothschild - Tucson, AZ
Tom Rouse - Sonoma, CA
Carol Russell - Cloverdale, CA
Michael Ryan - Sunrise, FL
Ricky Samayoa - Marysville, CA
Pete Sanchez - Suisun City, CA
Domenic Sarno - Springfield, MA
Angelo “Skip” Saviano - Elmwood Park, IL
Helene Schneider - Santa Barbara, CA
Paul Schreiber - Ypsilanti, MI
Marc Schrieks - Lodi, NJ
Rob Schroder - Martinez, CA
Jeffrey Schwartzberg - Roslyn Estates, NY
Pedro Segarra - Hartford, CT
Elic Senter - Franklinton, NC
William Sheckles - Bardstown, KY
Kathy Sheehan - Albany, NY
Sarah Sherwood - Abbeville, SC
Barb Shirley - Salina, KS
Scott Silverthorne - Fairfax, VA
Steven Skadron - Aspen, CO
Susan Skidmore - Elmira, NY
Jeffrey Slavin - Town of Somerset, MD
Francis G. Slay - St. Louis, MO
R. Scott Slifka - West Hartford, CT
Marjorie Sloan - Golden, CO
Bruce Smiley-Kalff - Castle Hills, TX
Brian Smith - Irvington, NY
Mark Smith - Bayonne, NJ
Paul Smith - Union Beach, NJ
Paul Soglin - Madison, WI
Jeanne Sorg - Ambler, PA
Frank Soto - Bensenville, IL
Michael Spano - Yonkers, NY
Domenick Stampone - Haledon, NJ
Greg Stanton - Phoenix, AZ (Chair)
Philip K. Stoddard - South Miami, FL
Marilyn Strickland - Tacoma, WA
Ron Strouse - Doylestown, PA
James C. Sturgis - Eastville, VA
Mike Summers - Lakewood, OH
Michael Sweeney - Hayward, CA
Peter Swiderski - Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Brad Tabke - Shakopee, MN
Steve Tate - Morgan Hill, CA
Angel Taveras - Providence, RI
Jill Techel - Napa, CA
Ann M. Thane - Amsterdam, NY
James Thomas, Jr. - Hinesville, GA
Elizabeth Tisdahl - Evanston, IL
Brian Tobin - Cortland, NY
Jeffrey Tobolski - McCook, IL
Alex Torpey - South Orange, NJ
Nathan Triplett - East Lansing, MI
Pam Triolo - Lake Worth, FL
Peter Truax - Forest Grove, OR
Michael Udine - Parkland, FL
Julie Van Domelen - Lyons, CO
Michael Venezia - Bloomfield, NJ
William Volk - Woodbury, NJ
Amy Walen - Kirkland, WA
Barbara Wallace - Washington Township, NJ
George Wallace - Hampton, VA
Tedd Wallace - South Lyon, MI
Dayne Walling - Flint, MI
Martin Walsh - Boston, MA
Setti Warren - Newton, MA
Richard Waterman - Campbell, CA
Miro Weinberger - Burlington, VT
Shelley Welsch - University City, MO
Ann Wengert - Portola Valley, CA
Jason West - New Paltz, NY
Nan Whaley - Dayton, OH
Mark Wheetley - Arcata, CA
Jen Laird White - Nyack, NY
Bruce Williams - Takoma Park, MD
Kenneth Williams - Carbon Cliff, IL
Shari Winstead - Shoreline, WA
Ken Wray - Sleepy Hollow, NY
Joanne D. Yepsen - Saratoga Springs, NY
Teresa Zemaitis - Kenneth City, FL
Dawn Zimmer - Hoboken, NJ

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