Freedom to Marry thanks retiring Boston Mayor Thomas Menino

Today, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced he would not seek reelection for a sixth term. Freedom to Marry thanked Mayor Menino today for all of his advocacy for ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage during his tenure. Mayor Menino served as a founding co-chair of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry and was a vocal supporter of marriage for same-sex couples. 

Freedom to Marry's National Campaign Director Marc Solomon applauded Menino's advocacy and celebrated his time as Mayor of Boston. Solomon served as Executive Director of MassEquality during Mayor Menino's tenure. Solomon said:

Boston Mayor Tom Menino has been a stalwart champion of the freedom to marry. At one of the movement's most crucial moments, when gay couples were legally marrying for the first time in American history, Menino was a powerful voice of support for those couples and their families. He spared nothing to ensure that getting a marriage license was the dignified experience that befitted the occasion. And as our opponents worked to take away marriage for same-sex couples in Massachusetts, Menino was relentless in making the case that the freedom to marry was good for all Boston families. We thank him for his tireless leadership and look forward to working closely with him in the days ahead to share how the freedom to marry has been a great positive for Boston's economy and quality of life. 

Learn more about Mayors for the Freedom to Marry HERE