Orlando Mayor Wants His City To Be First In Florida To Host Same-Sex Wedding
Though Miami Beach gives it a run for its money, Orlando is still probably the gayest city in Florida. Mayor Buddy Dyer wants to cement that unofficial status on a plaque by hosting the state's first same-sex wedding ceremony. In his State of the City speech on Thursday, the Orlando mayor came out in support of marriage equality for the first time in his political career.
"Diversity is our greatest strength and a vibrant, welcoming community attracts the kind of industries and talent our cities need. That’s why we were one of the first cities in Florida to adopt a domestic partner registry, and now we have more than 1,200 couples registered. I hope that one day we are the city that hosts the state’s first same-sex wedding. Love and commitment should be encouraged, and it should be celebrated and it should be embraced as a constitutional right for all."
Joe My God reminds us that four marriage lawsuits are currently working their way throughout Florida's court system. Mayor Dyer may soon get his wish.