Mayors from across the United States on Monday called on federal courts, including the Supreme Court, to rule against state bans excluding gay couples from marriage.

“The United States Conference of Mayors reaffirms its support of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples and urges the federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, to speedily bring national resolution by ruling in favor of the freedom to marry nationwide,” reads a resolution overwhelmingly approved by the U.S. Conference of Mayors at its annual meeting in Dallas.

According to a statement released by Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a group of over 450 mayors who support marriage equality, Mayor Greg Stanton of Phoenix (pictured) led in introducing the resolution.

Evan Wolfson, president of Freedom to Marry, applauded the move.

“From small towns to big cities, America’s mayors know that including gay couples in the freedom to marry does nothing but strengthen families and communities for all,” Wolfson said in a statement. “The U.S. Conference of Mayors has made it clear that it’s time for the federal appellate courts and the U.S. Supreme Court to follow the lead of numerous states and a wave of over 20 federal and state courts and bring an end to marriage discrimination nationwide. A year after the Supreme Court demolished the arguments propping up marriage discrimination, it’s time for the Court to finish the job and rule in favor of the freedom to marry once and for all.”

(The full text of the resolution.)