Tamarac Should Consider Joining Other Mayors in Support of Gay Marriage

The City of Tamarac has many residents that are in same-sex relationships, yet do not enjoy the same legal rights as their neighbors.

According to the Sun-Sentinel, the nationwide “Mayors for Freedom to Marry” is a bipartisan coalition of Mayors who pledge to support marriage for gay and lesbian couples. Currently, several South Florida Mayors that have signed up to show their support:  Pam Donovan of Margate, Marilyn Gerber of Coconut Creek, Judy Paul of Davie, Gery Resnick of Wilton Manors, Mike Ryan of Sunrise and Anne Salle of Oakland Park.   

Allowing loving and committed couples to join in marriage has benefits not just for couples and their families—but also for society. Marriage encourages people to take responsibility for each other, provides greater security for children, and helps our country live up to its promises set forth in our founding documents. These are important values for a strong society, and we should encourage them.” San Diego’s Republican Mayor Jerry Sanders – Chair of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry

I am not only asking Mayor Beth Talabisco, but other South Florida Mayors to join the other 240 Democrat and Republicans that are already showing their support.  Sign up for the Mayors for the Freedom to Marry .

For more information, please visit Mayors for the Freedom to Marry

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2010 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Tamarac and to give resident's a forum. We are not affiliated with the City of Tamarac. That's why this site can be occasionally opinionated and obviously open.

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  • Patti Lynn

    This truly is a no brainer!!! Mayor Talabisco signed up, several years ago, to a Mayors against Guns program. She should also endorse this effort. Discrimination is discrimination. No one should have the right to prohibit two adults from marrying. All marriages in Florida, whether conducted in a religious arena or a park, must be sanctioned by the County of Record. Allowing Gay couples to marry would in no way infringe on the rights of any religion. Church, Temple,or Mosque ceremonies must follow the dictates of state law, and be codified by the government.

    Why should some couples enjoy tax, health, and survivor benefits, while others are considered second class citizens? Civil rights belong to each citizen, not just some.

  • Kahuna

    We should all send emails to the Mayor, to tell her she needs to stand for equality, as we all deserve it as human beings.