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 district.

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 Julio Serrano.

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 the ceremony.

Monsignor Daniel Fernandez Torres, the Catholic bishop of Arecibo, said “today is a sad day for Puerto Rican society.”