Friday, September 21, 2007

Giving credit where credit is due

If you haven't already seen it, take a look at this video of an emotional San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, explaining why he suddenly changed his position on marriage equality and has decided to sign the City Council resolution to submit a legal brief in support of gay marriages to the state Supreme Court.

Good for you, Mayor Sanders. You can be proud of this decision.

He's going to catch hell for this from a vocal and ugly minority. Read the comments at the UT for a taste, if you can stomach it. Voice of San Diego has a good story, minus the bilious comments from our citizenry.

I certainly hope and believe that this will be offset by a show of support for his fair-minded decision. I'm not generally a big fan of Jerry Sanders, but I'll give credit where credit is due. It takes courage to stand up, and admit you've considered the facts and changed your mind, or that you've been wrong about something. Sanders made a principled decision, and Bravo! for that.



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