Marriage equality party held in downtown York

A York woman took her wedding day dream and expanded it into something that  celebrates not only love… but also marriage equality.

Carla Christopher married her fiancé today in downtown York alongside others in a group wedding that was part of her community event called Equality Fest.
Christopher– a former York City poet laureate and member of the LGBT community– planned the event after same-sex marriage was legalized in Pennsylvania.
More than 50 vendors and organizations from the York community also took part in the event to show that everyone– no matter what their background– has a place and support in the York community.

“As an LGBT community member, as a  black and Jewish lesbian– who works for the mayor’s office– it’s exciting for me to see the changes in York, but it’s also… I’m really aware of the fact that there’s still a lot of things to overcome,” Christopher said.

Mayor Kim Bracey officiated the group wedding.

Live performances from different genres and backgrounds were also at the event as well as a children’s area for families.