Rocky Proclaims May 1 as "Global Love Day"

Rocky Proclaims May 1 as "Global Love Day"

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A day after Utah lawmakers asked voters for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson tried to bring a little love to the world.

Anderson on Thursday proclaimed May 1 as Global Love Day, following a Tampa, Fla.-based group that came up with the idea for the first annual celebration.

"Global Love Day will establish a worldwide focus toward an unconditional love of oneself and others," the proclamation reads. "Love begins with self-acceptance and forgiveness, whereas, we embrace diversity through love and tolerance."

Said Anderson as he signed the document: "I'm looking for global love."

The Utah Legislature on Wednesday endorsed a measure that will send a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage to the November ballot.

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