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Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples tie the knot at Cleveland mass wedding

A coalition of groups, including Equality Ohio, held a rally in downtown Cleveland Saturday to celebrate the “largest illegal mass wedding ever held in USA.”

Cleveland Plain Dealer reports:

Couples in traditional wedding attire ? including some women in tuxedos ? gathered in the Galleria Saturday.

More than 200 gay and lesbian couples from across the state participated in what they called the “largest illegal mass wedding ever held.”

While some were dressed in more casual attire they all had the same intention: to send a message to the state of Ohio to recognize same-sex marriage.

Sierra Chapman, 25 and Sandy Thomas, 48, both of Cleveland, recreated a private service held three years ago.

“We wanted to do this in a joint ceremony with people who are like us,” said Chapman. “My parents are okay with it, but they didn’t want to come to watch.”

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