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Support Marriage Equality, Sign the Mayors for Freedom to Marry pledge
  • Petitioned Donald A. Garcia

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Mayor of Aliso Viejo, CA
Donald A. Garcia

Support Marriage Equality, Sign the Mayors for Freedom to Marry pledge

    1. Petition by

      A G

      Laguna Beach, CA


More than 175 Mayors from across the country have joined the Mayors for the Freedom to Marry pledge. 

Unfortunately Mayor Donald Garcia isn't listed.

The strength and health of our cities are enhanced when all families are protected and supported. Many loving and committed same-sex couples are active participants in improving our communities, and they deserve to know their mayor supports them, too. Furthermore, the freedom to marry enhances the economic competitiveness of our communities, improves the lives of families that call our cities homes, and is simply the right thing to do.

Please urge Mayor Donald Garcia to sign the Mayors for the Freedom to Marry pledge and by signing this petition sharing it with your friends, families and neighbors.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. Mayor Explains Why He Won't Sign Gay Marriage Petition

      A G
      by A G
      Petition Organizer

      “I can’t act as an individual. That’s the thing that people aren’t understanding,” Garcia said. “I am just one person amongst five. Everything is done by a vote.”

      Garcia later told Patch and the Gill-Gerards that he personally does not have a problem with gay marriage, but as mayor of a common law city he will not sign.

      “I understand their position and what they want to do,” Garcia said.

      Alex said he plans to send Garcia a thank you letter. He hopes Garcia will issue a statement personally supporting gay marriage.

      “This would be a victory in our opinion,” Alex said.

      But Garcia said the way the pledge was presented left a “bad taste" in his mouth. The document stated Garcia “personally knows” gay couples in committed, long-term relationships who are active participants in the city. With the exception of the Gill-Gerards, that's untrue, Garcia said.

      The mayor also said he was unhappy that his name already appeared on the pledge, awaiting his signature.

    3. Reached 50 signatures
    4. Mayor to meet with Editor of Aliso Viejo Patch

      A G
      by A G
      Petition Organizer

      This coming week Editor of Aliso Viejo Patch will meet with the Mayor to discuss this matter.
      Editor comment: "Update: I will be meeting with Mayor Garcia next week to discuss this issue."

    5. Reached 10 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Richard Hekimyan ALISO VIEJO, CA
      • 12 months ago

      At the very least I would hope my hometown's mayor would sign this...

    • Michael Roney BERKLEY, MA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Everyone deserves the right to marry.

    • Jennifer Miller NAPERVILLE, IL
      • almost 2 years ago

      ALL mayors in the United States need to join forces to END discrimination agains LGBT individuals.

    • sherisa schumake ROCHESTER, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      Everyone deserves EQUAL rights and EQUAL treatment

    • Lisa Spinelli NEWBURYPORT, MA
      • about 2 years ago

      I have been married to my spouse for 5 years because we live in Massachusetts. I feel that everyone should have this right.


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