TORONTO — There were hugs, kisses and tears of joy as more than 100 same sex couples tied the knot in Toronto yesterday.
The Grand Pride Wedding involved couples from across Canada and many who came from countries around the world.
Jane Cullingworth and her partner, Bonnie Slade, flew in from Scotland to get married in Toronto.
Cullingworth says the mass wedding sends a very strong statement about L-G-B-T-Q rights.
She says the message is that every person should have the right to marry someone they love.
Canada’s first legal same sex marriage took place on June 10, 2003, just hours after Ontario’s Court of Appeal ruled Canada’s law on traditional marriage unconstitutional.
The federal government legalized same-sex marriage countrywide two years later with the gender-neutral Civil Marriage Act in 2005.