#LoveWins At 2015 Pride Parade By Video by Bill Sorem, text by Michael McIntee | June 29, 2015 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on LGBT Issues Subscribe to LGBT Issues Bill Sorem Crowd at Pride parade 2015 This year’s Pride parade had something extra to celebrate — a U.S. Supreme Court ruling making marriage equality the law in all 50 states. “It’s a big victory nationally. Be ready to celebrate today,” said State Senator John Marty as he shook hands with many of those who lined Hennepin Avenue to watch the parade in the 80 degree heat. Many sported orange “Freedom to Marry” and “Vote No” t-shirts from 2012 when Minnesota became the first state to defeat a constitutional amendment that would have limited marriage to “one man and one woman.” The parade attracted the usual colorful assortment of marchers and floats as well as many politicians. “Happy Pride! Happy Pride!” said U.S. Senator Al Franken as he sprinted along the parade route high-fiving people in the crowd. Rep. Karen Clark, author of Minnesota’s marriage equality law, and her wife showed off their wedding rings as they prepared to march the parade route. More videos Senator Al Franken at Pride parade Rep. Karen Clark & bride show off wedding rings at Pride parade. Planned Parenthood’s giant condom at Pride parade Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.