Conservatives Want Boycott of Rose Parade Over Gay Wedding Float


Conservatives are urging a boycott of the 2014 Rose Parade because two gay men will be married on a parade float sponsored by the AIDS Health Foundation.

Aubrey Loots and Danny LeClair (pictured) will be the first same-sex couple to get married in the New Year's Day  parade.

The AIDS Health Foundation (AHF) announced on its Facebook page that the float will be made of thousands of flowers that will form the shape of a wedding cake.

“AIDS Healthcare Foundation is about love is the ultimate protection. We’ve taken it to love saves lives. This is about love, across the world, no boundaries. We’re celebrating love,” Loots told CBS Los Angeles. “This is also an opportunity, for us, to give a voice to people who don’t have a platform like this to express their love, in this country and many other countries, too.”

However, not everyone is thrilled by the wedding nuptials in Pasadena, Calif. reports that the American Family Association, which slammed A&E for suspending Phil Robertson, wants the Rose Parade to ban the gay couple.

The anti-gay group "Save California" has also called on people to protest the parade, notes 10 News.

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) also supports the boycott.

NOM Brian Brown told Fox News that Rose Parade viewers “will be exposed to the spectacle of men marrying men with... hugging and kissing.”

In response, AHF President Michael Weinstein released a statement: "Like all of our sponsors and float designers, AHF continues to help make the Rose Parade a premier event through original and creative expressions that connect to parade themes -- as this float does."

Sources: Fox News, 10 News, CBS Los Angeles,


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