Gay Marriage Freedom Trail leads to Canada
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Not owning shares of Hershey or Hallmark I'm indifferent to Valentine's Day. But gay marriage has become the defining issue for us queer folk in 2004 CE.
Canada is playing Cupid for five same-sex couples from the United States who are in Toronto to wed on Valentine's Day.
The couples — from California, Florida, Missouri, New York and Illinois — are here as part of a "civil marriage trail," said Brendan Fay of New York City, a co-organizer of the weekend event.
"The couples are making the journey to Canada in memory of the historic Freedom Trail route. Slaves made their way to Canada and found freedom and equality denied to them in the U.S.," said Fay, who came up with the idea after he and his partner, Tom Moulton, married in Toronto last summer.