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January 6, 2015

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Saying Yes to Gay Marriage in Delray Beach Florida

by Andrea O'Connell

The dream was delivered for marriage equality in Florida…. and I was there!!!
Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller, Sharon Bock, opened the historic mass wedding by reciting these immortal words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

“The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.”

Clearly recognizing the significance of Dr. King’s words, the crowed erupted in cheers as marriage equality was legally ushered into the Delray Beach Courthouse at 12:01 am., Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

There were at least 70 same-sex couples married in the large ceremony.  I stood only inches away from four couples who exchanged vows, rings and tears of joy.

I will never forget the joy and the love in that room – in that huge courthouse atrium where hundreds gathered to express their love for one another while others, like myself, were there to rejoice and be a part of history.

Financial guru (and all-around wonderful human being), Suze Orman attended the event with her partner. She lives in the Delray Beach area and attended in support of her personal friends.

What a night! What a dream!

Here are a few photos:

Balloons on the steps into the Delray Beach Courthouse

Balloons on the steps into the Delray Beach Courthouse

The Joy could not be contained

The Joy could not be contained

Stickers shared with the crowd

Stickers shared with the crowd

A Super Happy Couple talks to the Media

A Super Happy Couple talks to the Media

Suze Orman and Media

Suze Orman and Media

Suze Orman and the Media

Suze Orman and the Media

The Crowd and the Couples Gather

The Crowd and the Couples Gather

Couples line up in the hallway prior to assembling for the ceremony

Couples line up in the hallway prior to assembling for the ceremony

Couples raising roses in celebration

Couples raising roses in celebration

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  1. Apr 10 2015

    Reblogged this on Andrea O'Connell Photography.

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