Revelers at the 41st annual Pride Festival in Minneapolis said the event this year was especially joyous as they celebrated a vote in the state Legislature to legalize gay marriage, as well as two U.S. Supreme Court rulings seen as victories for same-sex couples.
FOX reported that a top attraction this year was the Wedding Showcase for same-sex couples planning their nuptials. Minnesota will allow gay marriages beginning Aug. 1.
While last year felt more like a rally, this year it was much more of a party, revelers told WCCO.
The festival culminated Sunday with a 130-float parade. The grand marshal was former Vikings punter and outspoken gay-rights activist Chris Kluwe.
The images tell the story – check out slideshows from WCCO and KARE 11.
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