City Councilman Zimmerman faces ethics hearing tonight

Austin City Councilman Don Zimmerman

AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin City Council member will attend an ethics hearing tonight over some controversial comments he made regarding same-sex marriage.

District 6 Council member Don Zimmerman had an ethics complaint filed against by him Mark Walters regarding some of his Facebook comments. The complaint claims Zimmerman compared gays to pedophiles in a debate over same-sex marriage.

Zimmerman says the complaint is “completely bogus.”

The second complaint filed by Walters accuses Zimmerman of not filing reports on campaign money.

The Ethic’s Commission hearing is scheduled for tonight. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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