The mayor in Bloomington, Ind., plans to protest a right-wing push to pass an anti-gay marriage amendment in the state by conducting a wedding ceremony for more than a dozen same-sex couples on Jan. 31.
Mayor Mark Kruzan announced the wedding ceremony would coincide with a local LGBT Pride film festival in the city and that city officials and local clergy would attend.
Organizers of the film festival called the event a flashmob mass wedding.
In 2011, Indiana lawmakers approved an anti-gay amendment. But lawmakers must approve it again this session and then win a majority vote on a referendum before the amendment is passed.
Last week, two bills for an amendment were introduced in the Indiana House.
Indiana, by law, already prohibits same-sex marriage.