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July 1, 2013

Court wins draw big crowds to gay pride parades

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SAN FRANCISCO —

“I love it obviously,” she said. “If someone had told me 50 years ago that I would be the marshal of New York City gay pride parade in 2013 at the age of 84, I never would have believed it.”

In Seattle, the two women who were the first same-sex couple to be granted a marriage license in Washington state after same-sex marriage became legal there last year, Jane Abbot Lighty and Pete-e Petersen, helped raise a giant marriage equality sign featuring a red equal sign on top of the city’s iconic Space Needle for the first time.

In another first, the Seattle Mariners flew a rainbow flag — the symbol of gay pride first unfurled during San Francisco’s parade in 1978 — during their game Sunday against the Chicago Cubs.

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