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A Same-Sex Couple Got Married Atop A Giant Wedding Cake Float At The Rose Parade

This is the first Rose Parade since the Supreme Court brought marriage equality to California.

1. Danny LeClair, 45 and Aubrey Loots, 42, from Los Angeles, celebrated their wedding atop a giant wedding cake float at the Tournament of Roses Parade on Wednesday.

Caption: Legally Married!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank You everyone for your Love and Support and Thank you #AHF and #roseparade and #California for making this happen. #dna143 #dnarpwedding #aubreyloots #dannyleclair @wellahair #wellalife @studiodna @oprah @theellenshow @lecloots #grateful thank You @leslielfields for this awesome Pic Love you xo

Caption: And so begins our journey as husbands! #loveexperiment #dna143 #dnarpwedding #ahf

3. This was the first Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., to take place since the Supreme Court’s ruling in June 2013 which cleared the way for same-sex marriages in the state.


Rick Cole

@AngelenoRick

Love conquers all: History in the making for #MarriageEquality at the 125th #RoseParade in my hometown.

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4. The couple’s ceremony took place atop a giant wedding cake float during the Rose Parade. The theme of the float, which was sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, was “Love is the best protection.”


Christina Lala

@ChristinaLala

Celebrating the Love Float & the Gay Marriage we got so be a part of. #NOH8 #RoseParade

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6. The wedding was officiated by Rev. Alfreda Lanoix from L.A. Before the event, she posted this Facebook status: “We’re here in Pasadena waiting for our turn so surreal. History making is a in the moment experience.”

Caption: It’s here!! On the float waiting to declare our Love in front of the world with Rev Alfreda Lanoix #Honored #grateful #humble #blessed #dna143 #dnarpwedding #aubreyloots #dannyleclair @lecloots @theellenshow @oprah #studiodnasalons @studiodna @alfredalanoix #wellalife @wellahair #rosebowlparade

8. While some on the Internet said they were going to boycott the Rose Parade because of the same-sex wedding, others shared pictures of the float and congratulated the couple.

Overhead at #RoseParade as just married gay couple kissed atop AIDS Foundation float: "ugh, there it is."

— peard33 (@Paresh Dave)

Paresh Dave

@peard33

Overhead at #RoseParade as just married gay couple kissed atop AIDS Foundation float: “ugh, there it is.”

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Just cause national networks didn't show gay wedding on #RoseParade float doesn't mean it didn't happen...

— RNS (@Religion NewsService)

Religion NewsService

@RNS

Just cause national networks didn’t show gay wedding on #RoseParade float doesn’t mean it didn’t happen…

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Mazel tov Danny & Aubrey married at the #RoseParade today! #marriageequality Dreams Come True!

— revsusanrussell (@Susan Russell)

Susan Russell

@revsusanrussell

Mazel tov Danny & Aubrey married at the #RoseParade today! #marriageequality Dreams Come True!

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Caption: The newlywed couple at #roseparade. This was the first time a #gaymarriage happened at the event.

12. Some tweeted and Instagrammed pictures from the wedding using the hashtag #loveexperiment as requested by the couple who wanted people to publicly declare their love during the Rose Parade.

Caption: @lootypics @lecloots #roseparade #loveexperiment #love thank u so much and congrats!!!! It was amazing to be there !!

So incredibly thrilled for @lecloots on the occasion of their Rose Parade wedding. Truly, a great day. #loveexperiment

— bemesderfer (@Mark Bemesderfer)

Mark Bemesderfer

@bemesderfer

So incredibly thrilled for @lecloots on the occasion of their Rose Parade wedding. Truly, a great day. #loveexperiment

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Caption: Perfect for the new year #2014 #roseparade #loveexperiment

@HairDidByAubrey watching you and Danny get married on the #RoseParade float was great- love and happiness to you both #loveexperiment

— AprilMac (@April Neale)

April Neale

@AprilMac

@HairDidByAubrey watching you and Danny get married on the #RoseParade float was great- love and happiness to you both #loveexperiment

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My nephew is about to make history at the Tournament of Roses parade. I'm incredibly proud! #loveexperiment #lovehasnolimits #rosesparade

— lilbitofgin51 (@Ginette Bouchard)

Ginette Bouchard

@lilbitofgin51

My nephew is about to make history at the Tournament of Roses parade. I’m incredibly proud! #loveexperiment #lovehasnolimits #rosesparade

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Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Tasneem Nashrulla at tasneem.nashrulla@buzzfeed.com
 
 
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