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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A political marriage

Posted By on Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 1:08 PM

There were lots of great moments taking place on Liberty Avenue this morning as hundreds of folks gathered to watch the Supreme Court strike down the Defense of Marriage Act.

As we noted earlier, several local electeds spoke out in support of the rulings and the LGBT community. One of the lighter moments of the day came when openly gay city councilor Bruce Kraus, in introducing Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, said "I asked Rich to marry to me. He turned me down so I asked [City Councilor Bill] Peduto."

But Fitzgerald didn't take the idea off the table entirely.

"I don’t know, Bruce. My wife says 30 years might be enough so we might be on the market, who knows?" Fitzgerald joked, to raucous applause. "Wouldn’t that be city-county consolidation? How about that?"

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