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Garcia endorses same-sex marriage

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WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi mayor has joined hundreds of others across the country to publicly support same sex marriage.

Waveland Mayor David Garcia tells WLOX-TV in Biloxi ( ) that he raised his children not to judge others.

So when he was approached by the Freedom To Marry Organization, he knew this was the right thing to do, and he's hoping other city leaders do the same.

In May, Waveland passed an anti-discrimination resolution in support of its LGBT residents.

Garcia says, so far, reaction to his endorsement has been positive.

He says calls and emails are coming in from all over Mississippi. He expects some calls will be negative.

Garcia says lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents in Waveland help the economy and spend money like any other resident.

Information from: WLOX-TV,

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