FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Luis M. Martinez (407) 246-4128
Heather Fagan (407) 246-3423
ORLANDO MAYOR BUDDY DYER TO HOST THE FIRST SAME-SEX WEDDING IN THE CITY
More than 40 couples will participate in the Vowed and Proud Wedding Ceremony, an event that celebrates the historic first day that marriage will be recognized for same sex couples in Florida.
Mayor Dyer who is also a notary public, will officiate a same-sex wedding ceremony at Orlando City Hall. The event will include a reading by District 4 City Commissioner Patty Sheehan, a blessing delivered by Reverend Kathy Schmitz from The First Unitarian Church of Orlando and performances by the Orlando Gay Chorus.
The event is possible thanks to the Metropolitan Business Association of Orlando (Central Florida’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce) and local businesses that have donated their services to create a memorable day for these couples.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
District 3 City Commissioner Robert F. Stuart
District 4 City Commissioner Patty Sheehan
District 5 City Commissioner Regina I. Hill
Orange County Clerk of Courts Tiffany Moore Russell
More than 40 couples
The First Unitarian Church of Orlando Reverend Kathy Schmitz
Orlando Gay Chorus
Metropolitan Business Association of Orlando
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
7:00 a.m. – Set Up
**8:30 a.m. – Mayor Dyer Media Availability**
9:00 a.m. – Ceremony
Orlando City Hall Plaza
400 South Orange Avenue