PUERTO RICO: 60 Couples Wed In Mass Ceremony [VIDEO]

Over 60 gay couples married on Sunday in Puerto Rico’s first such mass ceremony. The Associated Press reports:

The event follows the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in late June requiring every state to recognize same-sex marriages. The U.S. island’s governor signed an executive order soon after that ruling to comply. Organizer Ada Conde, an attorney who filed a federal lawsuit seeking to have her same-sex marriage recognized in Puerto Rico prior to the Supreme Court decision, said Sunday’s ceremony was a “celebration of the triumph of love.” Most of the couples were Puerto Ricans, but others from the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Venezuela also participated in the event. Carrying an umbrella emblazoned with the colors of the rainbow, Puerto Rican gay rights activist Pedro Julio Serrano described the ceremony as “a historic moment for our community.”

Many photos are here.

  • People4Humanity

    I’m emailing friends in Puerto Rico this article now.

  • DaddyRay

    Watching loving couples finally being able to marry is always my favorite part

    • Ed Burrow

      but but but…it’s evil!!

      • DaddyRay

        When our side wins we get to celebrate love and equality…

      • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

        No wonder there’s earthquakes in California. This is bound to cause a tornado or two in Tennessee.

    • Indeed!

  • Gustav2

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Mazel Tov!!!!

  • Bad Tom

    Some of these couples have obviously been together a long time.
    Congratulations to them, and to Puerto Rico.
    Love wins, at last!

  • TheManicMechanic

    I love when we win, when we win, it’s love.

  • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

    I gotta say I loved Puerto Rico when I was there earlier this year and last year, and so did all my co-workers. Beautiful island (orchids and other tropical flora grow all over the place), beautiful people, beautiful music everywhere. They were work trips, but we still managed to enjoy ourselves a lot during our downtime.

  • Octavio

    Congrats to all those folks in Puerto Rico!

  • Webslinger
  • JCF

    Felicidades! 😀