–Indianapolis Star, Jill Disis
“Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan is conducting a wedding ceremony Thursday for more than a dozen LGBT couples, in a move meant to protest a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage.
The ceremony coincides with the 10th anniversary of the PRIDE LGBTQ Film Festival in the city, and will take place at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater (114 E. Kirkwood Avenue) at around 9:30 p.m. [at the end of] the opening night of the festival [Thursday, Jan. 31].
Along with Kruzan, six members of Bloomington’s city council and two members of Monroe County Council are expected to attend and pledge support, according to a news release. Local clergy will also be at the ceremony.
Indiana does not currently recognize same-sex unions. A proposal for a constitutional amendment banning such marriages passed both Indiana’s House and Senate in 2011.
To get it before Indiana voters for a referendum in the 2014 election, lawmakers need to approve the proposal a second time in sessions either this year or next year.”
For details on the flashmob and to purchase tickets for the screening (required for participation in the wedding!), see the PRIDE Film Festival’s information site.