Confirmed victory

Support the Mayors for The Freedom to Marry Coalition

This petition made change with 748 supporters!

Nearly 200 mayors from across the country have joined the Mayors for the Freedom to Marry coalition, including the mayors of Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Braddock and Turtle Creek in Pennsylvania, and communities like Akron, Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Youngstown, OH; Des Moines, IA; St. Louis MO; Lansing MI; Milwaukee, WI and five cities in Texas!

But not Luke Ravenstahl.

As a committed same-sex couple in an 8+ year relationship, we, Alice Greene and Dinah Denmark, are writing to encourage you to urge Mayor Ravenstahl to join Mayors for the Freedom to Marry by signing this petition and sharing it with your friends, families and neighbors who are City of Pittsburgh residents.

Combined, we have been residents of Pittsburgh for more than 40 years. We met as volunteers at 91.3fm WYEP and have been a couple since 2003. In 2007, we purchased a home in the city neighborhood of Point Breeze that is also home for Alice’s daughters, who attended city schools before heading to college. We each work for city-based employers, are active volunteers for a variety of causes, and would like to spend the rest of our lives in the ‘Burgh. In 2011, we registered as domestic partners in the City of Pittsburgh – the most we can do to legally validate our commitment to one another, our community and our families.

The economic strength and overall health of our cities are greatly improved when all families are protected and supported. Many tax-paying same-sex couples are actively working to improve our communities. These constituents deserve Mayor Ravenstahl’s support too.

Furthermore, the freedom to marry enhances Pittsburgh’s economic competitiveness in attracting and retaining a quality workforce. As many U.S. cities understand economically, being a GLBT-friendly city is smart business. Please make your support of Freedom to Marry known to Mayor Ravenstahl. We thank you, as do our families and friends.

Today: Alice is counting on you

Alice Greene needs your help with “Mayor Luke Ravenstahl: Support the Mayors for The Freedom to Marry Coalition”. Join Alice and 747 supporters today.