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Pa. Men to Marry on Bridge to NJ, Where Gay Marriage is Legal

Pennsylvania residents Charles Young and Fred Blank plan to marry on the New Hope-Lambertville bridge this Saturday.

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.”

Click here for more information about New Hope Celebrates week.

Jerseyjam May 22, 2014 at 01:02 PM
Chuck. Ok so then you ARE saying that there is no intrinsically moral difference between slavery, denying women's suffrage, denial of Civil Rights and heterosexual marriage. If you believe there is no moral difference between them other than societal consent, then your argument is a valid one. So is that what you believe?
Joe R May 22, 2014 at 01:07 PM
So Mike McQueen, do you have an intelligent comment to make or are just going to make stupid ad hominem attacks?
Chuck Ruff May 22, 2014 at 01:54 PM
I DIDN'T say they were the same morally, I said they were the same in principle. Perceptions of moral value are all subjective. For example, someone might think the right to marry is of much stronger moral value than the right to vote, and thus, feel that same-sex marriage is more important then women's suffrage was. It's a strictly a matter of opinion. There are no absolutes on a hierarchy of moral values.
Joe R May 22, 2014 at 02:36 PM
@Mike M: Where did I ever attack heterosexuals as a group? No where and never; I would be attacking myself. Just because I disagree with Aman or you does not mean I am attacking all heterosexuals. I have made plenty of intelligent comments but you choose to ignore them. Heterosexuals as a group are just fine, no problem.

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