GAYRVA.COM contacted the mayor’s office following Obama’s announcement last week to see if he had changed his position on the issue.
“This is one issue that President Obama and I disagree on,” Mayor Jones said in a prepared statement. ”Despite this disagreement however, I applaud the efforts and work of President Obama and his administration and I will do whatever I can to ensure he is re-elected.”
According to press secretary Tammy Hawley, the mayor’s views are well known regarding his opposition of any kind of discrimination.
“As you may know he issued the executive order barring discrimination in city government,” she said. ”He has also honored Richmond’s Transgender Day of Remembrance with a proclamation speaking out against violence and promoting tolerance, understanding, compassion and acceptance of the diversity of any individual or group of individuals. While he is unwavering in those views, he is not ready to commit to an endorsement of marriage for same-sex couples.”
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