Rose Parade gay wedding going on despite protest

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Updated: 12/30/2013 4:59 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The men who plan to become the first gay couple married on a Rose Parade float say they're too busy planning their wedding to think much about a proposed parade boycott.

But Aubrey Loots and Danny Leclair added Monday that they hope the boycott organized by a woman who calls the nuptials a slap in the face to opponents of same-sex unions will spur more conversation about the issue.

The couple, together 12 years, plan to exchange vows on New Year's morning atop a giant wedding cake on the AIDS Healthcare Foundation float.

Sharon Grube of San Diego has appeared on TV and the Internet while promoting her "Boycott The 2014 Rose Parade" effort.

Parade officials say the float is in keeping with this year's theme, "Dreams Come True."

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renomommy - 12/31/2013 11:02 AM
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To NoBSallowed..First of all no one is forcing a lifestyle on you. Secondly, there is no agenda being pushed on anyone. Finally, no one is telling you to like it and except it. My question to you is why does it bother you so much that two people, whether gay or straight, choose to have their nuptials on a float? Love is love, no matter what. And shame on all of those people who are planning to protest this event. I can assure you the protesters will be out numbered by a long shot. My husband and myself only wish we could be there in person to see this. We know many gay couples and, now get a grip NoB, they are real people. One more thing I would like to add to this. I am learning more and more when reading these nasty posts about this subject that the one writing the post is protesting too much. Maybe you should look deep into your soul and maybe, just maybe you will find the real you.

Mateo775 - 12/31/2013 9:37 AM
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You don't have to like it, just like you don't have to like black people eating in the same restaurant as you or women voting...however, you do have to ACCEPT (I believe that was the word you were looking for but being an ignorant person, couldn't find) it. Civil rights my friend, afforded to EVERYONE.

NoBSallowed - 12/30/2013 6:45 PM
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Boy talk about forcing you lifestyle on people, why cant we just have a function with out someone pushing an agenda on others and causing more "conversation" If you want to be gay, then be gay, but quit telling people we have to like it and except it!

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