Western Pa. mayor marrying more same-sex couples

BRADDOCK, Pa. (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area mayor is finding himself in demand since agreeing to marry a same-sex couple last week.

Braddock Mayor John Fetterman tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (http://bit.ly/17PxEsZ) he’s opened his home — a former car dealership he and his wife are renovating — to four same-sex couples and had been scheduled to marry a fifth Wednesday night.

Fetterman and at least one other mayor in Centre County, have been performing the ceremonies since a clerk in Montgomery County began issuing dozens of marriage licenses to same-sex couples last month.

Elizabeth Pantalone and Holly Fromlak, of Pittsburgh, were married by Fetterman Monday night. Pantalone says they considered getting married in another state before, but didn’t want the marriage to be void in Pennsylvania — though the state remains one of 35 banning same-sex marriage, despite Fetterman’s actions.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com

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