January 1st Events
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.
01-01-2009 Norway legalizes same-sex marriage.
01-01-2010 New Hampshire same-sex marriages begin.
01-01-2013 Maryland same-sex marriages begin.