Braddock Mayor John Fetterman on Monday performed the first gay
wedding in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
As officials on the other side of the state in Montgomery County
began issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples, Fetterman
spoke out against the state's law which limits marriage to
John Kandray and Bill Gray, together 11 years, traveled from their
Regent Square home outside Pittsburgh to Montgomery County, where
they were issued a marriage license.
The couple exchange vows before friends and family in a ceremony
held at the mayor's home.
“I just think it's time people in Pennsylvania say, Mr. Corbett,
you know, tear down this law,” Fetterman
told local CBS affiliate KDKA. “DOMA is a fundamentally unjust
piece of legislation.”
“We pay the same taxes, we do everything the same, but we don't
have the same rights,” Kandray said. “It felt like, you know
what, let's stand up for ourselves and do this.”
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