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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Aug 22, 2014

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean took another step in his support for same-sex marriage yesterday by officially joining the group Mayors for the Freedom to Marry — the first mayor in Tennessee to do so. Dean signed a marriage equality statement that says allowing same-sex couples to marry is good for everyone. Nearly 500 mayors around the country have signed the statement so far, according to the groups spokeswoman. In a press release, Dean said he wants Nashville to respect “individual dignity.” “Embracing and celebrating our growing diversity makes our city stronger,” he wrote. “Nashville needs to continue in that direction, and it’s my hope that joining this effort will help us do that.” Nashville Public Radio has more.