Baltimore Mayor To Preside Over Mass Same-Sex Wedding Ceremony At Pride Festivities

stephanieWith all the new states that have passed marriage equality legislation since last summer, what on Earth are they going to do with their Pride celebrations? A happy Pride is an equal Pride, and Maryland is the first to announce a mass wedding to mark the occasion and celebrate their hard work this year.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was the first to marry same-sex couples once legislation allowed it just after midnight on January 1, but for Pride, she’s going big.

This week, Rawlings-Blake announced that she’ll preside over a mass same-sex wedding ceremony at Druid Hill Park on June 16, which will reportedly draw people in from as far away as Atlanta.

“After doing so much work on this — on the ballot initiative — we thought, how do we really celebrate this?” said organizer Carrietta Hiers, who also plans to marry at the ceremony. “She’s [Rawlings-Blake] been an advocate for us all along.”

Baltimore Pride organizers have also named Rawlings-Blake the grand marshal for her LGBT support this year, so it’s safe to say she’ll be the most famous heterosexual woman for miles. Hooray for straight allies!