Belleville, Illinois to Celebrate Gay Pride, Marriage Equality

Published Date Author: , February 23rd, 2014

Gay Pride Flag San FranciscoWhile same-sex couples began marrying in Chicago and Illinois’ Cook County as a result of a court ruling on Friday, more than a dozen gay and lesbian couples downstate are preparing to celebrate their big day at the 7th annual Metro East PrideFest in Belleville, Ill., on June 21, 2014.

The Illinois state legislature approved same-sex marriage last year, and the new law is set to take effect statewide on June 1, just in time for LGBT pride month.

With a population of 43,765, the Southern Illinois city is among the smallest towns in the nation to host an annual pride celebration, produced by Metro East Pride of Southwestern Illinois (MEPSI).

Authored By Colin Lovett – See the Full Story at LGBTQ Nation

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