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Lewisburg Mayor Announces Support of Gay Marriage

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LEWISBURG (WVVA) -- Mayor John Manchester of Lewisburg announced on Monday his support of overturning the ban on gay marriage in West Virginia.  

Manchester said individuals in his community encouraged him to look at the "Freedom to Marry" pledge, a campaign to get at least 500 mayors from across all 50 states to join mayors for the freedom to marry. 

In a statement released to WVVA on Monday, Mayor Manchester said he hopes that by supporting "Freedom to Marry" it causes greater soul searching among our leaders on this issue. He went on to say, "I signed on simply because I do not believe that individuals should be denied their opportunity to marry someone they love and want to make a life-long commitment to. If two people love each other enough to make that commitment, the state should not stand in their way."

Manchester was the first mayor in West Virginia to support the cause.

 

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