Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto will marry
up to 20 gay and lesbian couples on June 15.
Last week, Pennsylvania became the 19th
state, in addition to the District of Columbia, to allow gay couples
to marry when a federal judge struck down the state's ban as invalid
and Governor Tom Corbett decided against pursuing an appeal in the
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The ceremony will take place in
Triangle Park Downtown during PrideFest, the city's annual Gay Pride
celebration. A reception to be held at the adjacent Fairmont Hotel
will take place after the ceremony.
“I said last week I would be thrilled
to make the marriage of an LGBT couple the first I officiate as
mayor, and being able to share that moment with many others should
make for an even more joyous celebration,” Peduto
said in a written statement.