Pride flag raising in Westfield for first time ever

Hampden County

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – For the first time ever a pride flag was raised at Westfield City Hall Friday morning to celebrate this day in history.

On this day in 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry by both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Westfield Mayor Don Humason, Senator John Velis, and Justice John Greaney spoke at the event as well as other community speakers for the flag-raising ceremony.

“And as Westfield raises not just the pride flag, but the progress pride flag, Westfield states that they are open to hearing and to understanding.”

Residents were encouraged to come and watch while practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.

MAP: City Hall Westfield, Mass.

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