They do: Gay couples make Pride commitments

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Gay couples from around the region locked lips, intertwined fingers and took the plunge on Saturday at the W Atlanta Midtown. They made their pledges to each other en mass with skyline views and the Atlanta Pride festival as backdrops.

The W’s Altitude event space provided panoramic views including the unfolding Pride festival in Piedmont Park a couple of blocks away. Officiated by two gay pastors, the non-denominational annual commitment ceremony brought a few tears and plenty of cheers from family and friends.

Made even more prescient with the advancements in marriage equality since last year's ceremony, the event gives same-sex couples a chance to show their Pride and their love. As always, they did it with their individual flair, whether in full formal wedding regalia, cute matching outfits or simple t-shirts with jeans. But don't be fooled. Georgia is so far away from legalizing gay marriage.

Photos by Sher Pruitt


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