Jerry Sanders, Republican Mayor of San Diego and former Chief of Police, made this statement a year ago September, explaining why he would not veto a council resolution supporting marriage equality, even though he’d run on an anti-gay-marriage platform.
Even up to the day before the press statement, when the resolution was passed, Sanders still fully intended to veto it.
He changed his mind and chokes up while explaining why to the cameras and reporters.
He mentions that his daughter is gay, as are members of his staff, and he found that he couldn’t veto the resolution and tell them “they were less important, less worthy or less deserving of the rights and responsibilities of marriage.”
“In the end, I couldn’t look any of them in the face and tell them that their relationships, their very lives, were any less meaningful than the marriage I share with my wife, Rana”
Words well said, and worth listening to on the eve of the election.
Vote NO on Proposition 8.