On Saturday, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper joined nearly 2,000
gay-rights supporters on the east steps of Denver’s city hall to
protest federal efforts to outlaw same-sex marriages, according to
the Denver Post.
Hickenlooper has no power to dictate state or federal laws, so
why is he putting his political career in possible jeopardy?
Because it is something he believes in. Hickenlooper, who has
several gay and lesbian staff members said, “I hope instead that
citizens and leaders of both Denver and Colorado will send a
message to Washington that we want equality, fairness, hope and
unity for all our citizens.”
We commend Hickenlooper for doing what a lot of politicians are
too afraid to do – support what they believe in. Most politicians
don’t voice how they feel on issues even when they have a direct
say because they are afraid of turning away voters. We only hope
that every elected political official can follow the same lead.