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Gay Pride parade turns into celebration on an epic scale


They’re here. It’s their year. And on Sunday, for the first time in the history of the Gay Pride parade, more of them than ever before were texting their wedding planners.

Get used to it.

The Pride parade came into existence 43 years ago as a reaction to the Stonewall incident, during which New York cops beat up several patrons in a gay bar. This year’s event took its marching orders from the U.S. Supreme Court, which handed down a historic ruling just four days before the parade, essentially overturning Proposition 8 and making same-sex marriage legal in California. By Friday, a parade down the matrimonial aisle began as soon as the 9th Circuit Court stayed its original order, allowing weddings

Source: www.mercurynews.com

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