If they can't marry in their home state, then Charles Young and Fred Blank will walk a few feet—over a bridge—and marry in New Jersey, where gay marriage is legal.
The two Bucks County men plan marry on the New Hope-Lambertville bridge Saturday, the couple told the Intelligencer. They will make their lifelong commitment on the New Jersey side, where gay marriage is legal.
Gay marriage is not legal in Pennsylvania.
It is the first time there has been a wedding on the bridge, which connects New Hope, Bucks County, Pa. with Lambertville, Hunterdon County, N.J.
The wedding will be the kick off of the annual New Hope Celebrates Pride Parade, held as part of the town’s gay pride week, which began Sunday.
“Our hope is that in the near future the LGBT community will not be treated as marriage refugees,” Young told the Intelligencer. “Thankfully, common sense can be found in New Jersey.”