NYC celebrates gay pride at annual parade after Supreme Court ruling

The Bronx LGBTQ Center announced it will host its own parade in the borough starting next year.

The Bronx LGBTQ Center announced it will host its own parade in the borough starting next year. (6/30/13)

PORT MORRIS - 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.

The Bronx LGBTQ Center announced it will host its own parade in the borough starting next year.

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