L.A. gay couple to marry on Rose Parade float

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    Dec 18, 2013 5:59 AM GMT
    wow...not even our parade, this parade is shown world wide! might make Bob Ubanks cringe icon_lol.gif
    btw, the Honda float this year is massive

    http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/social-affairs/20131217/la-gay-couple-to-marry-on-rose-parade-float

    The wedding of Danny Leclair, 45, and Aubrey Loots, 42, will take place atop a giant wedding cake-shaped float sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation

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    Dec 18, 2013 9:15 AM GMT
    But will it be legal or just done for fun. but then hay I don't need laws to change to be married, my husband and I made a commitment over 21 years ago. So good on em.
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    Dec 18, 2013 4:36 PM GMT

    My initial thought was that it's an interesting but rather too forward display insofar as fanning the flames of 'stick to your own parade' crowd.

    THEN, I read two things:

    1 same love marriage is fully legal.
    2 it's already been done. A straight marriage.
    "The first-ever live wedding during the annual Rose Parade took place in 1989. It was called the “most widely witnessed wedding in American history.”

    So then, welcome equality. Very nice.

    Lastly, this is also happening at the same time. It's all good.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/farmers-insurance-announces-names-of-couple-to-be-wed-on-2013-rose-parade-float
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    Dec 18, 2013 7:40 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    My initial thought was that it's an interesting but rather too forward display insofar as fanning the flames of 'stick to your own parade' crowd.

    THEN, I read two things:

    1 same love marriage is fully legal.
    2 it's already been done. A straight marriage.
    "The first-ever live wedding during the annual Rose Parade took place in 1989. It was called the “most widely witnessed wedding in American history.”

    So then, welcome equality. Very nice.

    Lastly, this is also happening at the same time. It's all good.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/farmers-insurance-announces-names-of-couple-to-be-wed-on-2013-rose-parade-float



    What makes this a really big deal?

    The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association is a non-profit organization which has produced the annual Tournament of Roses Parade since 1895 and the Rose Bowl Game, since 1902.

    This parade is sports affiliated, it always has been, and we all know how homophobic the sports industry is, I am sure along with cheers from some there will be giggles and maybe some boos or down right complaining at a 'family event', heavens, in front of children, these are football fans after all, not gay pride supporters, both men are stereotypical gays in the eyes of football fans, they own a hair salon, if they were two male Pasadena police officers getting married, it might upset the football fans even more

    Will see what the reaction is
  • brickboy1966

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    Jan 01, 2014 6:44 PM GMT
    I saw I saw. I'm so happy for them.
  • metta

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    Jan 01, 2014 8:14 PM GMT
    Gay Couple Becomes First to Marry in Rose Parade


    http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/wedding-channel/2014/01/01/gay-couple-becomes-first-marry-rose-parade



    I have a friend that is visiting Arizona and she said that they only showed 1/2 of the parade there. I have heard that some of the stations did not show the float.
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    Jan 01, 2014 8:18 PM GMT
    metta8 saidGay Couple Becomes First to Marry in Rose Parade


    http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/wedding-channel/2014/01/01/gay-couple-becomes-first-marry-rose-parade



    I have a friend that is visiting Arizona and she said that they only showed 1/2 of the parade there. I have heard that some of the stations did not show the float.



    local KTLA shows parade 3 times today, gays and wedding cake coming up in 5 min
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    Jan 01, 2014 8:27 PM GMT
    Same-sex wedding occurs without incident on Rose Parade float


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    "Congratulations and our best wishes to Aubrey and Danny on their wedding day!" said KTLA-TV Channel 5 broadcaster Bob Eubanks, one of the live telecast show's hosts, as the wedding-cake-shaped float passed by the viewing stands.


    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-gay-wedding-rose-parade-20140101,0,6099493.story
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    Jan 01, 2014 8:57 PM GMT
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    Jan 01, 2014 9:17 PM GMT
    metta8 said
    I have a friend that is visiting Arizona and she said that they only showed 1/2 of the parade there. I have heard that some of the stations did not show the float.

    We didn't see it either, here in South Florida. Right Wingers scream about censorship in the case of Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty, but it's OK to censor a live public event if it portrays something favorable to gays.
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    Jan 01, 2014 9:38 PM GMT
    Yay, good for them !!
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    Jan 01, 2014 9:49 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Has the Rose Parade been used to make political statements in the past?

    What you disparagingly call political the rest of us call social. But I understand how this public gay marriage would offend you.
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    Jan 01, 2014 9:56 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
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    Has the Rose Parade been used to make political statements in the past?


    Oh grow the fuck up! Marriage equality is not a political statement, nor is adoption or equal pay or benefits or fucking preference for chocolate chip versus macadamia nut for that reason. Married on a float in a parade is NOT a bumper sticker - it's a big-ass fun public "I love you let's do this up big-time", like proposing on the jumbo-tron at the Final Four, or getting hitched on the 50 yard line at the Super Bowl. Straight or gay or bi or buffalo it's a wedding.
    Stop posturing to the right of common sense and human decency, for once. Please. You have a brain, and obviously an opinion, but let's make 2014 the year you stop this god damned far-too-easily offended by your own community bullshit and evolve into something that at least resembles an intelligent conservative perspective. It's marriage. It's not taxes, or health care or appropriations or pork. It's "I Do". Fucking "I Do"! That is NOT a political statement. It's human. You're human, act it for Chrissake!

    For once, just once, rather than bate could you just find some pride in the power of a level playing field where we can love each other and not have it be reason for you to pretend you don't suck dick? Really.
  • metta

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    Jan 01, 2014 10:54 PM GMT
    2014

    Police: 19 Arrested While Protesting SeaWorld Float at Rose Parade


    http://ktla.com/2014/01/01/police-19-arrested-while-protesting-seaworld-float-at-rose-parade/
  • metta

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    Jan 01, 2014 11:04 PM GMT
    2013

    Pentagon debuts float in Rose parade to honor vets

    http://newsok.com/article/feed/481336
  • metta

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    Jan 01, 2014 11:06 PM GMT
    2008

    Protesters could disrupt Rose Parade

    "Human rights advocates plan to protest a float honoring the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and anti-war activists, including "Peace Mom" Cindy Sheehan, intend to rally for peace."

    http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-12-29-1481906242_x.htm
  • bischero

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    Jan 01, 2014 11:27 PM GMT
    Awesome!!! Good for them! icon_smile.gif
  • MuscleComeBac...

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    Jan 02, 2014 1:23 AM GMT
    Really? You're response is 'it is a political issue '? Once again, you have given the sun permission to set, the moon to rise and offered and ad hoc argument that defies all logic.
    You were conceived through sheets.
    southbeach1500 said
    ART_DECO said
    southbeach1500 said
    Has the Rose Parade been used to make political statements in the past?

    What you disparagingly call political the rest of us call social. But I understand how this public gay marriage would offend you.


    Disparagingly? Not at all. Offend me? Not at all.

    Gay marriage / marriage equality / whatever you want to call it IS a political issue.




    MuscleComeBack said
    southbeach1500 said

    Has the Rose Parade been used to make political statements in the past?


    Oh grow the fuck up! Marriage equality is not a political statement, nor is adoption or equal pay or benefits or fucking preference for chocolate chip versus macadamia nut for that reason. Married on a float in a parade is NOT a bumper sticker - it's a big-ass fun public "I love you let's do this up big-time", like proposing on the jumbo-tron at the Final Four, or getting hitched on the 50 yard line at the Super Bowl. Straight or gay or bi or buffalo it's a wedding.
    Stop posturing to the right of common sense and human decency, for once. Please. You have a brain, and obviously an opinion, but let's make 2014 the year you stop this god damned far-too-easily offended by your own community bullshit and evolve into something that at least resembles an intelligent conservative perspective. It's marriage. It's not taxes, or health care or appropriations or pork. It's "I Do". Fucking "I Do"! That is NOT a political statement. It's human. You're human, act it for Chrissake!

    For once, just once, rather than bate could you just find some pride in the power of a level playing field where we can love each other and not have it be reason for you to pretend you don't suck dick? Really.


    See my response above.
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    Jan 02, 2014 2:06 AM GMT
    I think Southbeach doesn't understand that it is NO LONGER a political issue as in that State it is legal. Equality.

    But then, a troll is a troll is a troll is a troll, and especially one banned so many times in the last year....

    I suspect if a float celebrating plain old straight women was in the parade SB would be complaining that was political, too. After all, at one time equal rights for women was also a political issue. icon_lol.gif
  • MuscleComeBac...

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    Jan 02, 2014 2:39 AM GMT
    Stop blaming Canada and own your own myopic misanthropic self-loathing.
    You cannot be taken seriously (outside of some obscure Ann Coulter orgy where members apologize for fucking each other while shopping Burgdorf's online and using paddles that leave a William Morris imprint on your sagging pale ass).
    Yes MIL both post. That's two more personalities than you, SoBe.
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    Jan 02, 2014 2:39 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Thanks for the name calling directed at me.

    What you two (are there still two of you posting on your "meninlove" account?) fail to realize is that this was a nationally telecast parade. And nationally, this is still very much a political issue.

    But, as your friend Kolonel Krackpot loves to point out about others, YOU are Canadian, so I wouldn't expect you to have a grasp of issues here in the USA.

    Hypocrite much? Your double standards, in this case complaining about name calling against you, are always breathtaking.

    There are indeed legal & legislative issues that are different in the US. I wasn't aware, however, that basic human civil rights should be confined to national boundaries. I thought they were supposed to be universal, on which even a Canadian may comment.

    But I know how much gay marriage galls you. Or any gay rights, as you've made evident here for a number of years.

    So you do agree with that woman who organized a boycott of the Tournament of Roses Parade, based on her logic that gay marriage is illegal in over 30 States? Despite it being legal in California?

    And why should this California parade be censored because it's being seen nationally? It's an event being covered as news. And as we are apparently hearing, some local US markets DID block scenes of the gay marriage float. So didn't that satisfy you well enough?

    I see gay opponents like you wanting to MAKE a public gay marriage event a political issue, because that's a more malleable and debatable issue than basic human rights. And more easily defeated, as if it were a mere debating point, based on subjective political views.

    But fortunately such matters transcend politics & national borders, and are worthy of comments even from Canadians.
  • brickboy1966

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    Jan 02, 2014 4:01 PM GMT
    MuscleComeBack said
    southbeach1500 said
    metta8 saidRose-Parade-float.jpg



    Has the Rose Parade been used to make political statements in the past?


    Oh grow the fuck up! Marriage equality is not a political statement, nor is adoption or equal pay or benefits or fucking preference for chocolate chip versus macadamia nut for that reason. Married on a float in a parade is NOT a bumper sticker - it's a big-ass fun public "I love you let's do this up big-time", like proposing on the jumbo-tron at the Final Four, or getting hitched on the 50 yard line at the Super Bowl. Straight or gay or bi or buffalo it's a wedding.
    Stop posturing to the right of common sense and human decency, for once. Please. You have a brain, and obviously an opinion, but let's make 2014 the year you stop this god damned far-too-easily offended by your own community bullshit and evolve into something that at least resembles an intelligent conservative perspective. It's marriage. It's not taxes, or health care or appropriations or pork. It's "I Do". Fucking "I Do"! That is NOT a political statement. It's human. You're human, act it for Chrissake!

    For once, just once, rather than bate could you just find some pride in the power of a level playing field where we can love each other and not have it be reason for you to pretend you don't suck dick? Really.



    I agree wholeheartedly.
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    Jan 04, 2014 5:56 PM GMT
    Of all the floats they're on an AIDS float. That's a nice reminder of where the gay community is at. icon_rolleyes.gif At least they didn't throw condoms into the crowd. icon_lol.gif
  • metta

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    Jan 04, 2014 6:03 PM GMT
    ^
    I don't see anything wrong with that. Obviously, the gay community has been hit harder than any other demographic in the US. Promoting monogamous relationships is a healthy thing to do.
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    Jan 06, 2014 8:37 AM GMT
    On this day, 6 January, 2006 Nelson Mandela announced that his son Makgatho died of AIDS

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