Baltimore mayor to preside over Pride Festival mass wedding

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

BALTIMORE — Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will officiate a mass wedding for same-sex couples during the Baltimore Pride Festival next month.

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland, which organizes the celebration, announced last week that Rawlings-Blake would serve as grand marshal for the event in recognition of her support of gay rights.

The mayor will also preside over a mass wedding at this year’s event in Druid Hill Park on June 16.

Wedding organizers say they’ve heard from same-sex couples from around the country who are interested in participating in the mass wedding.

Rawlings-Blake officiated same-sex weddings at City Hall when they became legal Jan. 1.

Maryland is one of ten states where same-sex marriage is currently legal.

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