SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Mayor Jerry Sanders will be a co-chair of "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry," a group of 70 mayors who support gay and lesbian marriage rights, an aide has reported.
The group will have its first event Friday in Washington in connection with the 80th Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Sanders, whose daughter is married to a woman, has been an outspoken proponent of same-sex marriage rights.
By forming the group, the mayors hope to expand public and political support for legalizing same-sex marriage. The group will be part of the Freedom to Marry organization.
Sanders is scheduled to leave for Washington on Thursday. He will also lobby the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for more funds for San Diego.
Students and community members in San Diego County plan to march for gun control today as part of the nationwide "March for Our Lives."
After two mistrials, a judge Friday dismissed felony DUI and hit-and-run charges against an oft-deported Mexican citizen accused of causing a crash in San Ysidro that seriously injured a 6-year-old boy returning home after a day at Disneyland with his family.
Students and community members in San Diego County plan to march for gun control this weekend as part of a nationwide "March for Our Lives."
A stabbing outside a Costco store in Carlsbad Friday left one person seriously injured and an acquaintance of the victim's in custody on suspicion of attempted murder.
Congress gave President Donald Trump the $1.6 billion he wanted this year for his proposed "big, beautiful" border wall with Mexico but the headline number masks what he didn't get on one of his signature campaign promises.
Annual data from San Diego county medical services show an alarming number of local underage drinking deaths.
A man accused of killing his girlfriend -- a mother of two -- in the apartment they shared in the Mountain View neighborhood of San Diego must stand trial on murder and misdemeanor child endangerment charges, a judge ruled Friday.
The San Diego County unemployment rate dropped by a tenth of a percent to 3.5 percent in February amid "better-than-average" growth, according to data released Friday by the state Employment Development Department.