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.