Cleveland Vows Marriage Equality for Ohio in Mass Ceremony: VIDEO
After a rally at Cleveland City Hall this weekend organized by Equality Ohio, more than 250 people exchanged vows at the Cleveland Galleria.
The Plain Dealer reports:
Hundreds of friends and relatives of the brides and grooms joined the celebration as eight priests and ministers recited marriage vows to couples of all ages. The afternoon ceremony followed more than an hour of speeches by activists on the steps of Cleveland City Hall, where a gay pride flag flew under the American flag. One speaker, Judy Benson of Old Lesbians Organizing for Change, said the move for marital rights is not just cosmetic or symbolic...
...Promoters pointed out that even though Saturday's ceremony is not legal, it could provide some of the paperwork needed for obtaining a marriage license, if gay marriage is ever recognized in Ohio. it will provide some of the paperwork needed for obtaining a marriage license should gay marriage ever be recognized in Ohio.
Watch a great report on the rally from Vision Video and a report on the vows ceremony from FOX8, AFTER THE JUMP...
A news report from FOX8: