Monday, March 11, 2013
Bloomington, Indiana Mayor Mark Kruzan held a symbolic mass wedding ceremony for same-sex couples at the end of January at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre in downtown Bloomington. The ceremony was meant as a protest for a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in Indiana. 13 couples were surrounded by a room of supporters as they said their vows onstage. Those who took part in the symbolic ceremony said they did it to put a face on gay marriage, so that others not in cities such as New York City or San Francisco would be able to see this is going on all around the country. The amendment against same-sex marriage passed the state’s House and Senate in 2011, but the proposed amendment must pass both chambers again either this year or next year before it is available to put up to Indiana voters in the 2014 election.
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