The following comes from a Dec. 17 story in the Pasadena Star-News.
In a Tournament of Roses first, two Los Angeles men will celebrate their gay marriage on a Rose Parade float as it goes down Colorado Boulevard on New Year’s Day.
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, according to a press release. It is the third float sponsored by the foundation.
“One of the things we’re really excited about is we’re standing on the shoulders of thousands of men and women who came before us in this fight for marriage equality,” Leclair said. “We’re excited to be part of that story, to be able to do this because of them. We’re looking forward to honor that.”
This Rose Parade is the first year gay marriage has been legal in California following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in June.
Loots and Leclair own Studio DNA Salons, a chain of L.A. area hair salons.
The float’s theme is “Love is the Best Protection.” It will feature a large wedding cake, decorated in white coconut chips and maroon-colored kidney beans with white roses and dendrobium orchids.
Leclair posted the news on his Facebook page Sunday with the note:
“Umm??…??those two tiny men on top of the float is us! Hee Hee?…”
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