January 1st Events

January 1st

01-01-2014 California’s Rose Parade featured the first-ever gay marriage ceremony. It was the 125th Rose Parade and its theme was “Dreams Come True.” Aubrey Loots and Danny Lelair exchanged vows atop a giant wedding cake float. The float built by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. It was the first gay wedding to take place during the parade’s 125-year history. This parade was also the first one where gay marriage is recognized in California.

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: The Love float on the parade route during the 125th Rose Parade on January 1, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

01-01-2009 Norway legalizes same-sex marriage.

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01-01-2010 New Hampshire same-sex marriages begin.

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01-01-2013 Maryland same-sex marriages begin.

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