Imagine if 90% of Erie county just up and left.
Well, for the mayor of Braddock Pennsylvania, it's a reality.
Thursday night, that man, Mayor John Fetterman, stopped by the Jefferson Educational Society to share his story.
Fetterman is currently serving his second term.
Braddock is a small historic town, about 10 miles east of Pittsburgh.
At one point it was famous for it's steel production, but over the years the population fell from 20,000 to just 2,300.
Earlier this month, Mayor John officiated the first same sex marriage in Allegheny county.
And with the first same sex marriage happening in Erie on Wednesday, Fetterman tells us he believes it will happen more often.
"I see DOMA falling. I'd really just like to see marriage equality come to Pennsylvania, and join a lot of the states in the North East," Fetterman said.
Destination Erie hosted Thursday night's lecture.