Indiana Mayor marks Pride by marrying his boyfriend

Chasten Glezman (left) and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Peter Buttigieg were married June 16. Photo by Emma McIntyre / Getty Images via CNN.

(CNN) An Indiana mayor praised by Barack Obama made a splash last weekend when he celebrated his new marriage with a visit to a local Pride celebration. 

Pete Buttigieg, who is the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, married Chasten Glezman on June 16 after three years of dating. According to The New York Times, about 200 guests attended the ceremony, which was held at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. James in South Bend. 

Immediately after the ceremony, the newlyweds popped by the South Bend Gay Pride Week block party, where they wore rainbow beads and posed for photos with Buttigieg’s constituents. 

“We know that only a few years ago, this wouldn’t have even been possible. So, thank you for everything you’ve done to make sure this is a welcoming community,” Buttigieg, who was elected in 2012, told the crowd. “And happy Pride!”

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The Gayly. June 22, 2018. 10:18 a.m. CST.