More than 60 gay and lesbian couples
exchanged vows Sunday at a mass wedding in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
According to the
AP, the ceremony took place at a promenade in San Juan's colonial
Some of the couples who married were
from the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Venezuela.
“After so many years, we are finally
able to marry here in Puerto Rico,” said LGBT rights advocate Pedro
The Supreme Court in June struck down
gay marriage bans in all 50 states. Gay couples started marrying in
the U.S. territory in July after the Puerto Rico Supreme Court
dismissed a last-ditch attempt from conservative lawmakers to block
officials form issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.
The Roman Catholic Church criticized
Monsignor Daniel Fernandez Torres, the
Catholic bishop of Arecibo, said “today is a sad day for Puerto