Three San Jose councilmembers want Mayor Chuck Reed to sign his name on the Mayors for the Freedom to Marry online petition. More than 200 mayors have done so, but Reed, who supports Prop 8, has thus far refused. This prompted councilmembers Ash Kalra, Don Rocha and Kansen Chu to bring the matter before the Rules Committee today with a “you’re not in Kansas anymore” resolution. Oddly, the Midwest-born mayor will now have to vote on whether or not to send a resolution before the council that would possibly force him to pledge his support to something he openly opposes. Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen, a gay marriage supporter, originally signed on to the memo but changed her mind after reading it—something she probably should have done beforehand. Also on the four-person Rules Committee are gay marriage supporter Pierluigi Oliverio and Republican Pete Constant—one of two councilfolk a few years ago to vote in closed session against an amicus curiae brief opposing Prop 8; you can probably guess who the other vote was. What makes all of this fantastic is that Constant won’t be attending the meeting, and his alternate, Councilmember Rose Herrera, rarely shows up in his place. That likely leaves Nguyen and Oliverio with the task of putting the mayor’s feet to the fire. Reed’s vote is all but guaranteed, while Nguyen has already shown she doesn’t want to step out of the company line. Meanwhile, Oliverio, who is currently running for re-election against openly gay attorney Steve Kline, could cast a politically valuable vote in favor of the resolution without any threat it will pass. If the resolution were to pass, though, it would most likely come to the council on the same day Oliverio raises the rainbow flag in honor of LGBT contributions to the city.