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Georgia Equality endorses Mary Norwood for Atlanta mayor

Backing from former candidates and ex-Mayor Shirley Franklin didn't hurt

Mary ProJoeff Davis/CL file
Pro-LGBT group Georgia Equality yesterday plugged its support for Councilwoman Mary Norwood's bid for mayor.

The organization says the move came after the trillion-candidate discussions illuminated Norwood's commitment to LGBT-related issues, such as her promise to create a cabinet-level LGBT liaison job at City Hall competitor and council colleague Keisha Lance Bottoms shares that same ambition, she said at a Tuesday forum.

Additionally, the outpouring of support from former mayoral candidates and ex-Mayor Shirley Franklin "All of whom are elected officials we have worked with closely in the past" didn't hurt Norwood's chances at securing Georgia Equality's support.

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