Mayor Nutter on Gay Marriage

He says he supports the president's stance in favor of marriage equality

Today, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter issued a statement in support of President Obama’s comments yesterday about his supporting same-sex marriage. Nutter has long supported marriage equality. He’s among dozens of other leaders from around the country who joined Mayors for the Freedom to Marry earlier this year. In 2011, he also signed the Equal Benefits Bill, which allows same-sex partners to access the same benefits as those who are married in the City of Philadelphia.

Here’s what the mayor said today:

“I commend President Obama for his clear and unequivocal support for equality and same sex marriage. I deeply appreciate his courage, strength and perspective. And I’m hopeful that more and more Americans will agree with him that if two people love and care about each other, then they should be able to marry regardless of their gender.”

And here’s Mayor Nutter speaking on behalf of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry: