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Canada Celebrates 10 Years of Gay Marriages

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Varnell Bourassa

Partners Joe Varnell and Kevin Bourassa

Partners Joe Varnell and Kevin Bourassa, and Anne and Elaine Vautour were the first same-sex couples to wed when Canada legalized marriage equility on January 14, 2001. Yesterday marked their 10 year anniversary. To mark the occasion, they renewed their vows along with 25 other couples.

Equal rights? Blame Canada!

The couples reminisce to CBC about the international milestone that was their wedding day. There were protestors, headlines across the world, and their officiate wore a bullet proof vest and lived under police protection at the time. Go ahead and gently tell your straight friends to STFU about the stresses involved in planning their own weddings. It could be worse.

In the ten years since Canada legalized marriage equality, countries freckled across the planet have instituted the policy as well.

A heartfelt congratulations go out to the couples from all of us here at Unicorn Booty. Thank you for making the world we live in today possible.

Via CBC