Sunday, June 9, 2013

Marriage Equality Rally, Uniontown - 6/9/2013

Led by married couple Simie (left) and Shelly Marafon of Uniontown, supporters for same-sex marriage parade down the streets of Uniontown to raise awareness for LGBT equality and to show their support for the overturning of Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act at the "Day of Decision" rally, Sunday afternoon. The U.S. Supreme Court has been debating the constitutionality of both acts and are preparing to announce their decision later this month.
Event coordinator Paula Johnston of Connellsville and member of "Marriage Equality for Southwestern Pennsylvania" speaks about the importance of putting pressure on local politicians to stand up for LGBT rights in office without worrying about political backlash at the "Day of Decision" rally outside the Fayette County Courthouse in Uniontown, Sunday afternoon. 
Married couple Heather (top left) and Amy Jenkins of Uniontown stand with their sons Austin Klink (bottom left), 10, and Tristan Klink, 8, at the "Day of Decision" rally in Uniontown, Sunday afternoon. Heather and Amy were married in Cumberland, Md. as their home state of Pa. does not recognize same-sex marriage or view their marriage as "official."
Supporters of LGBT rights pause along Fayette Street in Uniontown to encourage passing motorists to "honk for marriage equality" at the "Day of Decision" rally, Sunday afternoon. 


  1. I am so glad to read about this. I moved away from Uniontown in 1973.