Report: Nutter to Officiate at Gay Weddings

Mayor’s office will not confirm the reports.

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[UPDATE: 6:25 p.m., May 23rd] And now it’s been confirmed.

[ORIGINAL] AP reports that Mayor Nutter will preside over some of Philadelphia’s first gay marriages.


Catherine Hennessy and Kristin Keith rushed to get a marriage license in Philadelphia this week, even though they didn't plan to marry right away.

Those plans have now changed. Thanks to an unexpected offer from City Hall, they have moved up their wedding to be married Friday by Mayor Michael Nutter, Hennessy said.

"When the mayor calls you and says he wants to marry you, you don't say no," Hennessy said Thursday.

Mayor Nutter's office refused to confirm the report.

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