Rose Parade Sees First Gay Wedding

Boycott threats laid aside, crowds cheer historic moment

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Danny Leclair and Aubrey Loots, the first gay couple to get married on a Rose Parade Float kiss after saying 'I do' during the 2014 Rose Parade on January 1, 2014 in Pasadena, California.

For the first time, a gay couple was wed during the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif.

Despite prior calls to boycott the event because of the same-sex marriage, a sizeable crowd gathered around the giant wedding cake-float where Aubrey Loots and Danny Leclair exchanged their vows.

The parade’s organizers, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, said the float was a good representation of this year’s theme: “Dreams Come True.”

[Huffington Post]

9 comments
Imr0
Imr0

DISGRACE to society!! The boycott of the Rose Parade will go VIRAL for Many years to come. What a HUGE mistake on their part:(

stoppikelandglen
stoppikelandglen

Guess they didn't WANT TO BE SUED in a court of law if they refused.. disgusting and YES...WE BOYCOTTED and didn't miss a darn thing...

DonaldSpitz
DonaldSpitz

Homosexuality should be criminalized. Homosexuality is a crime against God and against the Holy Bible. After reading this story I know why God wrote:

Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Romans 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: :26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: :27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

NotSoSilenceDoGood
NotSoSilenceDoGood

It is a shame that the organizers of the Rose Parade would celebrate the fact that the Federal Government stripped the people of California of their right to vote. And they are trying to do it to Utah. It's scarry to think what they are going to decide is "unfair" and change the law to their whim. We are supposed to be living in a Federal Republic, not a Dictatorship. This was not cool.

bojimbo26
bojimbo26

Congratulations and good luck .

raffishtenant
raffishtenant

@DonaldSpitz Having read both the Bible (apparently) and the Bill of Rights (one would hope), you really don't see the problem with reconciling your first two sentences?  That's a shame, and it has a lot to do with why you're losing the argument.  If you truly want to live in a theocracy, I hear Iran is nice.

vrox2014
vrox2014

@DonaldSpitz...shut up.!...lol,,,it was beautiful...if you didn't like it you do have a remote to change the channel...what do you care what others do in their lives...Jesus is love and would never make the claims you make...


Now as far as THE BIBLE, THE WORD....you need to study a bit more about THE LAW...BEFORE AND AFTER LAW, AND actually who is speaking, and who is being spoken to, and stop trying to use the Bible to hurt and exclude others..don't worry about any one else but what you do in private, only GOD KNOWS WHAT YOU DO.....now shut up for Christ!!! sake.....LOL

RayKnittermanWhiting
RayKnittermanWhiting

@NotSoSilenceDoGood -- the citizens of the state were not stripped of their right to vote.  They had no right to vote on the civil rights of others in the first place.  This is already established in the law.  The republic is required to defend the rights of everyone, including minorities, and including when the majority doesn't like it.   No harm is done to the majority by extending equality to the minority, so there is no state interest in perpetuating unnecessary discrimination that harms some of its citizens.  


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