Toronto to hold mass same-sex wedding at WorldPride
If you're in a same-sex relationship and are hoping to exchange vows, you might want to consider being a part of history.
WorldPride is hosted every five years in a different city chosen by InterPride, a global association of Pride organizers. It has previously been held in Rome, Jerusalem, and London, and this year, it's Toronto's turn.
WorldPride Toronto will be held for the first time in North America in Canada's largest city from June 20 to 29.
On June 26, the City of Toronto, Casa Loma (a Gothic Revival castle in midtown, Toronto), Tourism Toronto, and LGBT rights organization Egale Canada are inviting LGBT couples to tie the knot at the biggest international LGBT wedding in history, Celebration of Love.
Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, New Thought, and Humanist officiants will be available. The proceedings will include an interfaith blessing, translations for international visitors, a cocktail reception, and dinner and dancing.
Same-sex marriage has been legal nationally in Canada since 2005. The first legal same-sex marriages took place in Ontario in 2001 and legally recognized in 2003. Canada is only one of sixteen nations that have legalized same-sex marriage.
Here's a video that Toronto Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly and Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam made about the event.
There's no word yet on whether or not Rob Ford will make an appearance.