Amid Debt Crisis, Puerto Rico Holds First Mass Gay Wedding

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The Puerto Rican capital was colorful and joyful this weekend, as more than 60 same-sex couples got married in San Juan’s colonial district. Most of the couples were Puerto Rican, but there were also some from Cuba, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic. The mass wedding took place months after gay rights took a significant step forward in June in the United States. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage across the nation, and Puerto Rico’s governor complied with the ruling shortly after.

The Caribbean island recently made it legal for same-sex couples to adopt children. They also gave transgender and transsexual folks the right to change their gender on their driver’s licenses, so a whole lot of winning is going on.

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