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City council to discuss marriage equality resolution

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Gay marriage is up for a vote at the Austin City Council later this week.

On Thursday, the council will consider a resolution that if approved will put the city on the record in support of marriage equality in Texas.

According to document, the state law preventing same-sex marriage undermines the bill of rights and undermines the moral integrity of Austin citizens.

Mayor Lee Leffingwell explained why he supports the resolution.

"The city of Austin passing this resolution by itself is not going to do anything, but with together with a lot of other cities from around the nation, some around the state, collectively they may have some effect," said Leffingwell.

As part of the resolution, a 2010 poll is cited that 63 percent of those who responded support some form of legal recognition for same-sex couples in Texas.

However, voters recently amended the state constitution limiting marriage and civil unions to one man and one woman.

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