Congratulations to each and every one of them … long time overdue!! Now … celebrate!!
Over 60 couples from around the region gathered in Puerto Rico’s capital Sunday to exchange vows at a same-sex marriage ceremony while a crowd of supporters snapped photos and cheered, the Associated Press reports.
The mass ceremony at a promenade in San Juan’s colonial district took the same-sex couples through the traditional marriage vows and exchange of rings.
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.
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