Longview gives measured support to first gay pride event
Longview, TX — As organizers prepare the first gay pride festival in Longview, Mayor Jay Dean plans to send a letter of support to the event but won’t issue a proclamation.
“There is no protocol ... as far as if you do a proclamation or if you don’t do a proclamation,” Dean said. “In the case of the ... proclamation, I didn’t like some of the wording to it; so, instead I did a letter of support for their celebration that is going to be read at their actual celebration.
“I am a Catholic Christian, and in our faith, we don’t recognize that particular persuasion, nor do we judge.”
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