Salt Lake City celebrated its 40th Pride Festival this last weekend. Craig and I had the opportunity to march in the parade with the Adobe Diversity Leadership Council group. Being in the parade is a whole different view than watching from the sidelines!
Amex shows their pride
In this important year for the LGBTQ movement the theme of the festival was “Love Equals Love”. The parade was led by the three Utah couples in the Kitchen vs. Herbert case against Amendment 3 which bans same sex marriage; they are Laurie Wood and Kody Partridge, Moudi Sbeity and Derek Kitchen, Kate Call and Karen Archer.
Last December, there were around 1300 couples married during a 17 day window from when U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby ruled the state’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage to be unconstitutional, and when the state won a stay while appealing that ruling. Many of these couples rode or walked alongside the Marriage Equality float.
It was a fun day. I heard that the entire parade will be shown on Park City Television this coming weekend. I plan to watch!