We've been meaning to make a trip to Texas (where everything is apparently "bigger") and we're pretty sure our first stop will be in Austin!
All signs point to the Austin City Council making Austin the first city in the state to formally back marriage equality in a resolution vote on Thursday!
More after the jump!
According to the Dallas Voice:
"Sources tell us the resolution is all but certain to pass, making Austin the first city in the state to formally back marriage equality.
More than 1,700 people signed a petition in support of the resolution posted by Equality Texas last month.
The resolution is sponsored by Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole and Councilwoman Laura Morrison. It is backed by Equality Texas, the Human Rights Campaign, the Anti-Defamation League, the NAACP, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund.
Leffingwell, Cole and Morrison will join representatives from the groups for a press conference at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at City Hall."
Equality Texas certainly sounds confident in a statement today, saying:
“The Council resolution recognizes that marriage is a powerful and important affirmation of love and commitment and a source of social support and recognition. Passage of this resolution will send the message to state and national leaders that Austin is a community that values equality for all its citizens. The resolution will also send the message that the City of Austin believes all couples in loving and committed relationships should be given the opportunity to create stronger and more successful families through civil marriage.”
We're really getting into this Austin, Texas idea. We hear they've got a great music scene, Tex-Mex and barbecue cuisine (not that we're eating it!!), studs are presumably walking around in cowboy boots and assless chaps, and now they're promoting LGBT equality?
Let's do this. Now who's got a place for us to stay?!