• 27 MAY 14
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    MAYOR PAPENFUSE TO PRESIDE OVER FIRST SAME-SEX MARRIAGE CEREMONY AT 4 P.M. WEDNESDAY IN ATRIUM OF CITY HALL

    May 27, 2014

    HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse perform his first same-sex marriage ceremony at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the atrium of the MLK Government Center, 10 N. Second St., Harrisburg.

    Mayor Papenfuse will wed Terry F. Toothman and Joseph J. Villone, formerly of Harrisburg, who have been a couple for 38 years.  The couple said they would be “thrilled and honored” to have Mayor Papenfuse preside at their wedding, as they worked their entire careers in Harrisburg and love the city.

    “The honor is all mine in being asked to perform the ceremony,” Mayor Papenfuse said.

    “And I welcome all couples that would like to wed at City Hall. I have already performed several marriage ceremonies, and am delighted to do so for any couple that wants to make this public commitment.”

    Mayor Papenfuse has received several requests to conduct same-sex marriages at City Hall, and the ceremonies are now being scheduled for the coming weeks.

    For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis at jdavis@cityofhbg.com; or call 717 255 3015.

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