Gay Couple to Marry on Rose Parade Float

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Danny Leclair snapped a photo of two toy grooms holding hands. He then sent the photo via email to his longtime partner, Aubrey Loots, with a question:

“Do you want to get married on a Rose Parade float?”

AHF’s Same-sex Rose Parade Wedding: “Love is the Best Protection”

Aubrey Loots, left, and Danny Leclair, standing next to notary public Marilyn Townsend, display their signed marriage certificate just days before their Rose Parade wedding. (Credit: Eric Reed/AP Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation)

Loots agreed, and on New Year’s Day the Los Angeles couple will become real-life wedding cake toppers when they say “I do” on a cake-shaped float in the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s float, “Living the Dream: Love Is the Best Protection,” was created to celebrate victories in 2013 for gay marriage advocates, including Supreme Court decisions upholding the repeal of California’s Proposition 8 and striking down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act.

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