Same-sex couples flock for marriages during Philadelphia Pride Parade
Philadelphia judges officially wed 13 same-sex couples today as part of the Philadelphia Pride Parade.Same-sex marriage was legalized in Pennsylvania in May by a federal district judge’s ruling on a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania on behalf of couples who wanted their out-of-state marriage licenses recognized at home.
“If I could be assigned to spend the next eight years doing eight hours a day of weddings, I would do it,” said Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Ann Butchart after performing ceremonies for the couples at the parade today.
The parade proceeded from 13th and Locust starting at noon today to Penn’s Landing, where a festival is currently ongoing and will feature a headline performance by the Village People.
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