The week prior to the trip, a new law was enacted that prohibits mass gatherings or protests on the steps of the court, so the ceremony for the 25 couples was held just outside the barricade. The nearby security staff were so moved by the ceremony that they offered the couples the opportunity to have portraits taken right on the steps – and history was made!
The trip was organized by LGBT activists, Columbus residents, and Columbus Pride Parade Grand Marshals, Josh and Steven Snyder-Hill. The newlyweds returned to Columbus in time to celebrate on a special float in the Pride Parade. Following the parade, the couples danced their first dances and cut a huge rainbow cake on the Pride Festival’s main stage.
Photos | Amy Tannenbaum