PENNSYLVANIA: Lesbian Couple Marries In Philly Suburb Of Montgomery County
offered to defy the ban on same-sex marriage, a lesbian couple has taken them up on it.
Two women were wed in a religious ceremony Wednesday morning after getting a marriage license from county officials who defied a Pennsylvania law banning same-sex unions. Alicia Terrizzi, 45, said that she and Loreen Bloodgood have been together for 17 years and wanted to take the opportunity offered by Montgomery County officials. "We've been waiting a long time for this," Terrizzi said. "We're not setting out to be pioneers. We don't think our family is any different than anybody else." Terrizzi, a teacher, and Bloodgood, a 40-year-old consultant, live in Pottstown with their two sons. Montgomery County officials issued two marriage licenses to lesbian couples Wednesday morning, a day after signaling their willingness to do so.RELATED: Two weeks ago Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced that she will not defend the state against the ACLU's lawsuit to overturn the marriage ban.