Bloomington’s mayor is planning to conduct a mass gay wedding at the end of this month.
Mayor Mark Kuzan will conduct the ceremony for more than a dozen couples in longstanding relationships. The ceremony will take place at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater Jan. 31 at 10 p.m.
The event is in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the PRIDE LGBTQ Film Festival, which opens that same night, organizers said. It is also in protest against a constitutional amendment that would ban same sex marriage. Gay marriage is not legal in Indiana.
Other officials will be present to show their support including several members of the Cit Council in Bloomington and the Monroe County Council.