Councilman Zimmerman waiting to respond to controversial Facebook comments


AUSTIN (KXAN) — There’s outrage about comments an Austin City Councilman made on social media regarding gay marriage.

Don Zimmerman, who represents District 6, held a town hall meeting today on city issues. But his words were on some minds. A man in the audience asked Zimmerman if he thinks pedophilia and gay marriage are morally the same thing.

Zimmerman made comments on Facebook, implying the Supreme Court is deciding the country’s morals by approving gay marriage. Zimmerman wrote some believe pedophilia should be legal, just as some believe in gay marriage, so why should they be judged as criminals.

“Somebody who wants to marry their partner, who’s in a committed relationship with somebody, I mean there’s a level of consent there

first of all, and pedophilia generally there’s never any consent,” said Will Davies, who asked Zimmerman to respond to his comments.

Zimmerman said he won’t comment at this time.

Below are screen shots of Zimmerman’s comments on Facebook.

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