SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Get ready to see a Pride Parade unlike any ever before.

The Supreme Court voted in favor of same-sex marriage just ahead of gay pride celebrations taking place around the world.

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In San Francisco, the party already started at City Hall where same-sex marriage weddings were first performed over a decade ago.

But by Sunday, those joyful tears shed following Friday’s momentous news will transform into full-on party smiles as people in eccentric costumes on elaborate floats pass through a sea of rainbow flags.

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This year’s Pride theme is Equality Without Exception. The celebration begins Saturday at noon in Civic Center Plaza in front of City Hall and goes to 6 p.m. Sunday’s events begin with the parade at 10:30 a.m. along Market Street from Beale Street to Eighth Street, according to SF Pride.

More than 240 organizations will participate in the parade.

Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. SF Pride is hosting a VIP party at City Hall. Tickets can also be purchased at

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Other events on Sunday start at 11 a.m. in Civic Center Plaza and go to 6 p.m., organizers said.

The two-day Civic Center celebration will have more than 20 stages and venues and nearly almost 300 exhibitors, organizers said.

“For 45 years the annual Pride event in San Francisco has been a catalyst to build community, celebrate diversity, and unite to take on those who would deny us our freedoms locally and abroad. Our theme Equality Without Exception is timely; queers and allies alike need to vote and stay vigilant,” SF Pride board president Gary Virginia said in a statement.


For many, it’s the perfect time to attend their very first San Francisco pride event.

If you can get there in time. The Pride parade will be among a number of big events around the Bay Area Sunday that could combine to clog highways.


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