The mayor of the city of Pittsburgh officiated at the weddings of 19 couples at the weekend.
He did just that at the weekend, presiding over the weddings, which included a couple who had waited three decades to marry.
“We weren’t able to do what we’re about to do — it wasn’t possible,” in the city’s history, Peduto said. “We’re entering into a new phase — a new Pittsburgh.”
Dozens of gay and lesbian couples in the US state of Pennsylvania rushed last month to obtain marriage licences, as a judge struck down its same-sex marriage ban.