NYC celebrates gay pride after Supreme Court ruling

New York City hosted its 44th annual Gay Pride Parade today after a week of important rulings on same-sex marriage by the Supreme Court.

A parade will be held today in Manhattan beginning at 12 p.m.

A parade will be held today in Manhattan beginning at 12 p.m. (6/30/13)

WOODBURY - New York City hosted its 44th annual Gay Pride Parade today after a week of important rulings on same-sex marriage by the Supreme Court.

Same-sex couples won a major victory as a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples was struck down, clearing the way for the resumption of same-sex marriages in California.

Edith Windsor, the parade’s grand marshal, decided to sue after she was forced to pay more than $360,000 in estate taxes after her long-time partner passed away. The Supreme Court struck down a provision that denied her the same benefits as straight couples.

Many in attendance said that today's parade had a more celebratory feeling than in past years.

More on this topic

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

The footage was shared online by Thomas Marrone, 1 Video appears to show abuse inside NYDogWorks in Oceanside
Executive director of the Maritime Museum Terry Blipman 2 LI Maritime Museum hosts Dutch Christmas Festival
Police say James Burke, 76, veered off the 3 Police: Medical event led to fatal crash in Huntington Station
Empire State Development Corp. canceled its 4-year-old request 4 Plans for Belmont Park soccer stadium nixed by state
Angela Conte-Gentille says she remembers growing up in 5 Facebook post fuels push for East Meadow Ave. decorations

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

The Supreme Court is expected to rule Wednesday Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage

The court is expected is rule on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act,

Justices struck down the 1996 Defense of Marriage Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act

The Supreme Court struck down a provision in the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act that

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE