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Supporters defend same-sex marriage

July 12, 2013 • Local News

Same-sex marriage and gay pride supporters filled City Council chambers Thursday night following news that officials were considering a resolution earlier this week to declare marriage as a formal union between a man and woman.

Though the proposal was pulled from the agenda after it was struck down by the Police Committee Monday, word had already spread throughout the state and across the country.

Mayor Del Jurney welcomed the crowd — some of whom had to stand in the hallway for lack of space — but then explained all city business had been canceled for the night.

The council panel was noticeably empty as several councilors were absent.

“By not having a quorum, we are not able to conduct city business,” Jurney Login to read more

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