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Mary Norwood announces bid to return to Atlanta City Council

Former Atlanta City Council member Mary Norwood, who wooed gay voters by supporting marriage equality when she ran for mayor in 2009, announced today that she is running for the council's Post 2 seat.

Norwood previously held the Post 2 seat, which is elected citywide, before deciding to run for mayor. She narrowly lost to Kasim Reed in a runoff election, but won a majority of votes in District 6, home to the city's largest concentration of gay voters. At the time, Reed did not support allowing gay couples to marry, although he has since changed his mind and now backs marriage equality.