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Rose Parade will go on with gay wedding, despite San Diego woman’s boycott

Parade officials: Float is in keeping with "Dreams Come True" theme
Monday, December 30, 2013
Eric Reed, AP/AIDS Healthcare FoundationAubrey Loots, left, and Danny Leclair, with notary Marilyn Townsend, display their signed marriage certificate just days before their Rose Parade wedding.

Eric Reed, AP/AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Aubrey Loots, left, and Danny Leclair, with notary Marilyn Townsend, display their signed marriage certificate just days before their Rose Parade wedding.

PASADENA, Calif. — The 125-year-old annual New Year’s Day Tournament of Roses Parade will go on, despite a San Diego woman’s campaign calling for a boycott because two Los Angeles men will be married atop a float themed “Love is the Best Protection.”

Danny Leclair and Aubrey Loots plan to marry on top of the cake-shaped float, sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to celebrate marriage equality victories in 2013, including Supreme Court decisions upholding the repeal of California’s Proposition 8 and striking down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Foundation spokesman Ged Kenslea said the organization supports legally sanctioning same-sex marriage because it encourages more stable relationships among gay men as well as behavior that will prevent the spread of HIV.

Karen Grube

Karen Grube

But San Diego resident Karen Grube has launched a Facebook campaign in protest of the planned wedding ceremony, and is asking people to stay home and turn off the TV to boycott the parade and the float’s marriage equality message, reports the Pasadena Star-News.

“Gay marriage is illegal in over 30 states, why would they promote something that is blatantly illegal?” Grube said. “That’s just stupid.”

Ralph E. Shaffer, a professor emeritus of history at Cal Poly Pomona, also told the Star-News that the “in your face” gay wedding ceremony could ultimately be detrimental to the marriage equality cause.

“The problem is going to be the wedding kiss,” Shaffer said. “I don’t know what the response is going to be,” he said.

Leclair, 45, and Loots, 42, have been together 12 years; the couple won a contest to wed on the AHF’s float, and say the negative reaction over the wedding has not diminished their enthusiasm for their special day.

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“There’s a lot of people who think we’re doing this as a political statement,” Leclair said. “It couldn’t be further from the truth. Our stance is love is love and love will save lives.”

Leclair said he hopes his wedding, which will be broadcast around the world to an estimated 68 million people, will show people that same-sex marriage isn’t something to fear.

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses, which puts on the parade, said in a statement that it is proud to have the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s float, adding it clearly represents this year’s parade theme, “Dreams Come True.”

“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,” the statement said.

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  1. Good luck with that.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:53pm
  2. DVR is hot and ready!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:54pm
  3. Lady shut up sit down and keep thy opinion to thy self. Christian women should be seen and not heard so says your bible.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:54pm
  4. why in the world does anybody care – what these 2 men are doing has nothing to do with this woman who wants the boycott – and it’s not illegal to marry in California – that is still where the parade takes place, right? Why can’t people mind their own business and just let everyone love who they will…who I love (choice or not, let’s not have that discussion) is nobody else’s business – I’m an adult — and so are these 2

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:56pm
  5. i so agree with you

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:50pm
  6. Totally agree

    Replied on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:37am
  7. I second that notion.

    Replied on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:41am
  8. These bigots are afraid their children just might start thinking for themselves and realise homosexuality is really not a sin.

    Replied on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:43am
  9. Diane they can't mind their business, they are too busy running everybody else's business. And they wonder why the world makes fun of them and Jesus. They need to focus on their own sinfulness and ask is this what Jesus really meant when he said Love thy neighbor.

    Replied on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:52am
  10. EXACTLY!! I do not understand why people think they have the right to dictate how others' live their lives. If you don't like it, don't look...

    Replied on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 11:27am
  11. People like this “Lady” and NOM and FOTF etc spend their whole lives hating that is so sad LOVE IS LOVE.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:56pm
  12. Rock On…Marry Away!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:56pm
  13. We are no longer second class citizens! Kudos!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:57pm
  14. Could we boycott bigots like her instead?

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:57pm
  15. Love is Love

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:57pm
  16. awww i wish i could be there. I want to watch!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:57pm
  17. She needs to get a life

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:57pm
  18. Let her boycott it will be one less ignorant homophobe there and everyone else can enjoy what the parade stand for beauty and love.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:57pm
  19. She needs to butt out. Its not her life, maybe she is just jealous that they came up with the idea first!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:58pm
  20. Better late then never!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:58pm
  21. May God watch over and protect these two men <3

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:59pm
  22. Everyone had to be protesting and boycott everything these days. It’s all about love and loving one another. It’s time to move forward. And come out of the dark ages. Life is to short for all this hate.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:59pm
  23. congrats to the couple;) karen grube should crawl back under her rock!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:59pm
  24. Does this woman have anything better to do?

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 10:59pm
  25. They had a heterosexual wedding on one of floats last year and no one batted an eye. People like that need to know where to shove it!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:00pm
  26. I never watch parades but will this time just to boost the ratings by one! I hope she has fun home, alone and miserable.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:00pm
  27. eh, good luck with that is all I have to offer her

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:00pm
  28. Frankly I think it was crass, rude, and wrong for them to allow ANY wedding on a parade float. Talk about pandering to a narcissistic, spot-light-seeking individual…

    ugh.

    But, the lady? Well… she’s a special kind of narcissistic turd that makes the simple bad etiquette of attention-seeking of the couple look like the act of angels.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:01pm
  29. Actually there have been several marriages on the floats.

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:17pm
  30. Well, I had listed my opinion about, that was it. I think it is just pandering to a bunch of people who have such a low self-esteem that they need to do everything in the spotlight. Its rude, selfish, and crass... and very unromantic.

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:23pm
  31. The lady on the other hand... Well, she's a special kind of ... yeah... insert your choice of derogatory remark there lol

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:24pm
  32. Jesus Christ people get over yourselves! Children are dying out there. War is destroying us and corporate greed is raping our environment and you are wasting time on who marries who?! You make me sick!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:01pm
  33. How mean spirited of he to attempt to deny people their god given rights, shame on you. God will judge you if you believe in God.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:01pm
  34. That bitch can rot!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:01pm
  35. Here in Wa. State, I got to marry my wifey and no one has an issue with it because they see we have a healthier relationship than a lot of our non-LGBT friends that are married.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:02pm
  36. crazy lady, has nothing to do but to hate her brothers and sisters” poor soul.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:03pm
  37. Some of the comments in the boycott page are actually amusing.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:03pm
  38. I thought the bald guy was John McCain at first glance. i can go for boycotting John McCain

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:04pm
  39. Thanks for the laugh!

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:06pm
  40. no problem :D You know I hear "the gays" are always laughing and well, gay!

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:07pm
  41. Peter Conroy, i wish more people would say it the way you said it. You actually took in to account “if you believe in god” which is not what most people who believe in god would say, which makes you a better man in my eyes. That right there is respectful to other beliefs while also stating your own. That makes it non offensive, which a lot of people seem to want to just offend others for the sake of it. You sir, have my respect and my thanks for respecting the constitution that i served my time in the military to protect. And yes, i am being sincere.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:04pm
  42. congratulations to the happy couple ~ if cold bitter people don’t want to watch the deepest expression of love they can turn off the TV! However, ey and my girl will be watchin FOR SURE!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:04pm
  43. God is a mythology.
    Jesus is a composite of previous saviours.
    Jesus was never an historical being.
    Religion is a construct for hate, bigotry, racism and mass control.

    It would benefit those intent on mythos worship to research the history of their own beliefs. Join the 21st Century. Get real.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:05pm
  44. stupid people

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:07pm
  45. Please report the hate page that was spawned by that woman. It’s clearly a fb page to harass and bully gays.
    https://www.facebook.com/BoycottTheRoseParade

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:07pm
  46. People have been trying to no avail. Even some of the comments that are clearly against TOS have been reported and left up by FB (not just ignored, but looked at and a "not removed" message sent to the person that reported it). Someone at FB is evidently on the side of these hatemongers.

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:12pm
  47. that's the message I got, too. :(

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:16pm
  48. FB does indeed hate LGBT people. On an unrelated site (DRACULA), some monster posted "HOMOSEXUALS ARE DISGUSTING. I HATE HOMOSEXUALS." A lot of people protested and commented harshly to the poster. You'd think hate speech can't get much clearer than that post--and completely OT. I reported it verbatim to FB, and they refused to remove the post!!!!

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:29pm
  49. I reported the page and in less than 60 seconds a response came back advising it won't be removed. So FB is actually checking each report that comes in? Not hardly. You know FB has listed that page as approved and not hateful so all we get is automated responses of refusing to remove the page. I wonder if we started a page condemning straight people to burn in hell as bigots if our page would remain up??

    Replied on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:20am
  50. that was about how long it took for my reply, too.

    Replied on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:42am
  51. Took about 5 seconds. Jeesh.

    Replied on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:06am
  52. Already reported, though I guess from all of these comments, I should e getting an unsuccessful reply soon -___-

    Replied on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 9:56am
  53. schmuckess, typical for SD.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:08pm
  54. f off you uptight old nasty bitty

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:09pm
  55. “The problem is going to be the wedding kiss,” Shaffer said. “I don’t know what the response is going to be,” he said.

    WTF??? I’m hoping my grandchildren look upon this time with shock and disgust at the behavior of people like Ralph E. Shaffer and Karen Grubbe.

    I bet the reaction to the wedding kiss will be cheers. Assholes.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:09pm
  56. Tell her to GROW UP!!!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:09pm
  57. She, Karen L Grube who started this anti-gay wedding protest is just a Bitter, Envious, Nasty, Hateful older woman in her late 60s or early 70s, if you look at her facebook photo and page you can tell. Karen L Grube. She is the typical hateful BIGOT. She belongs to the Tea Pary, The California Tea Party, She identifies as a Conservative Republican, likes Catholic Conservatives, like “Keep traditional Marriage legal in Maryland” and all kinds of silly pages such as that which are ALL conservative and anti-gay marriage. She likes all kinds of prayer pages so you know she is showing her ignorance of the Christian religion by praying and trying to stop LOVE between two Gay Men by starting this. She apparently doesn’t believe in “Love Thy Neighbor” since she isn’t showing any love to these gay guys or anyone gay. She and her friends complain that the gay media and gay groups are against her because she says as does her friends say “no one wants to see a gay wedding.” She and friends ramble on in hate speech about turning off the TV and not watching the parade and others that they won’t let their grandchildren work on the floats for the parade. She belongs to the AFA-American Family Association and other ANTI-Gay groups. The list goes on and on. I hope it’s the Biggest TV ratings and turnout for the parade even in history. I hope it’s a beautiful 70 degree sunny day and everyone goes, no rain at this parade.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:10pm
  58. here she is:https://www.facebook.com/karen.grube

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:32pm
  59. Yep – let those ultra conservatives boycott- but don’t let us boycott Duck Dynasty! If we do that we are too sensitive!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:11pm
  60. LOL. The woman who’s calling for the boycott is a cunt.

    Quite honestly, these kinds of people need to let it go. It’s not like she can see them doing what she thinks is immoral and wrong behind closed doors…why the fuck does she care?

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:12pm
  61. Why was nothing said when straight couples got married in the parade? So sad to see so much hatred in this world.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:12pm
  62. She can shut her mouth…..”A woman”= “1 woman”….let me know when you have a NEWS STORY and a single person being difficult.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:13pm
  63. why cant she just stick a rose up her ass an go as the flower girl!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:13pm
  64. I think she has the thorny end already stuck there and that is why she is so miserable!!

    Replied on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:38pm
  65. AWESOME THAT THEY GOT MARRIED

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:16pm
  66. So….they want to boycott floats now?~

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:17pm
  67. If i found out who that bitch was id deck her.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:20pm
  68. I guess I will be watching this parade. I haven’t before but this seems like a good time to start.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:21pm
  69. Congratulations!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:23pm
  70. Your negative opinion is noted ma’am. However the 1 billion other people like to see colorful floats, marching bands and music and smiling children celebrating the first day of a new year. Cheers! !

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:27pm
  71. marriage equality is in 30 states? really?

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:29pm
  72. This is the nut job behind the boycott: https://www.facebook.com/karen.grube

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:29pm
  73. Some people need to get over themselves. That being said, who will miss that one boycotter?

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:30pm
  74. I made the mistake of going to the Facebook page and reading a little bit. Nasty, horrible people. So much hate. I’m surprised that Facebook allows an entire “site” dedicated to the bashing and hate mongering toward a single group.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:31pm
  75. Some people make me sick…. I made sure to go to that page and voice my opinion on equality and how stupid I think these people are being for boycotting this. I hope everyone else does the same thing.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:33pm
  76. She needs to get over herself!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:35pm
  77. Lmaoo how the fuck do you boycott a parade? Thats dumb as hell.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:36pm
  78. Yep – and next boycott

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:40pm
  79. candy bars – they may have been wrapped by people who are ………………….

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:41pm
  80. What a hateful old bat.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:43pm
  81. Another stuck up church lady that thinks her religious beliefs must dominate over the entire community.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:44pm
  82. Mazel tov!

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:46pm
  83. Where is the ballot initiative to take away her civil marriage rights?

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:49pm
  84. Congratulations to the grooms. Now ms. hater, just stay the hell home. Life’s just to shorts to put up with this bitterness.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:49pm
  85. Her Facebook site as over 4000 likes… It’s a little saddening to see that many hateful people who are really just that up in arms about two guys getting married.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:50pm
  86. BOYCOTT

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:50pm
  87. no body wants her there anyway

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:56pm
  88. Wow what a f…… b…. leave all of our happiness alone. You hater

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:57pm
  89. LOVE IS LOVE !!!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:00am
  90. Church and state are separate for a reason! Some of these extreme Christian religions think their beliefs have to dominate our laws and government. Come back to reality stop using your beliefs to make yourselves feel superior and to oppress minorities. Equality for everyone!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:00am
  91. I called and gave the PR department my 100% support for these guys. We should all call and tell them how much we appreciate letting this happen. PR Department at the Rose Parade. (626) 449 – 4100.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:00am
  92. I’ll bet Karen felt different when Tim Tebow was shown praying on the sidelines. Stay in San Diego, Karen, and keep your TV tuned to Faux news or TBN.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:01am
  93. Maybe these church groups that think they need to shove their beliefs into the political arena need to start paying taxes!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:02am
  94. What a hater of love!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:03am
  95. Some people are gay; some gays are getting married. Live with it! We’re NOT changing things to accommodate your bigotry.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:03am
  96. PLEASE TELEVISE THIS FLOAT. the t.v. stations care more about the money then the parade. less commercials and less commentary too.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:03am
  97. As easy as turning off your tv if you don’t like it

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:05am
  98. let love prevail

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:08am
  99. fine, let her stay the fuck home…

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:14am
  100. When you are being YOU …as fully as YOU can… YOU produce a “TRUTH” energy that is a constant reminder to those who are not their GENUINE SELF. It is their choice to rebel and spew their anger out of their “FEAR” to be who they really are. When the real YOU shows up …YOU give others the opportunity to show up for themselves, too. Turn over a New Leaf for the New Year…show up “REAL”…and let others deal with “IT”.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:16am
  101. works for me if she boycotts – I don’t want to imagine any kind of connection with her, or people like her.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:17am
  102. That woman should be punched in the face…. screw that bigoted a-hole…

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:18am
  103. So tired of bigots….its jet gets worse and worse

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:19am
  104. God created Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:21am
  105. The 124th Rose Parade kicks off the new year on January 1, 2013 at 8 a.m. PT, live from Pasadena, CA. ABC, NBC, Hallmark and others. Set your alarm!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:21am
  106. So happy for these two!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:24am
  107. Dumb bitch it is legal in CA

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:26am
  108. Boycott love? Never!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:26am
  109. OMG! She and the others in the site, blathering about this, need to get a reality check and a handle in what life is really all about. I hate people that hide behind religion!! Just tell the truth..you’re a bigot!!! God does not make mistakes and He made us!!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:33am
  110. They have every right to get married on the float, why must people protest??? These two men are in no way hurting the woman leading the boycott.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:34am
  111. NO HATE. Equality for all

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:34am
  112. Fcuk off snd die you taint stain.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:37am
  113. strange woman!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:42am
  114. Your parades are televised. Funny.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:51am
  115. some of these people are pretty stupid, they say if you disagree , you hate and and that’s not true

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:52am
  116. The bigot need not watch. They can go eff themselves… or whatever. ..

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:56am
  117. Get real!! Come on haters! I would rather live next door to gay people than a rapist, child molester,or a drug dealer!! Gays don’t hurt anyone

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:57am
  118. Tell her to grow up and shut up!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:00am
  119. I’ve been banned from the stupid bitch’s FB page and now I can’t post anything!!! Lol!!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:04am
  120. I went through the various posts on that page and wasn't able to find anything going against her views. They must really be scrubbing that page fast and furious to make it look like everyone is with her on this.

    Replied on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:13am
  121. Why? Something joyful at that boring ass parade should be welcome.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:04am
  122. I went and viewed that FB page and it’s amazing all the hate on there. Everyone preaching how they are disgusted by it and are sick of the gays shoving our agenda down their throats. Well, could it be that we are sick of being treated like second and third class citizens in our own communities. Maybe how we are sick of verbal and physical abuse at the hands of the homophobes who think they are above God’s laws they throw in our faces all the time. Then they call for a boycott of the parade, but when we shouted for a boycott of A&E we were told to suck it up and move along. Maybe all the homophobes should take some of their own advice and go get an island for THEMSELVES and leave.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:09am
  123. Fuck that woman in the ear.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:10am
  124. GROW UP people!!! They have as much right as anyone

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:11am
  125. @ Michael- yes they are, constantly. When I posted something it was taken down immediately and then I couldn’t post anything else!!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:18am
  126. this woman is the female grinch who stole New Years

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:20am
  127. Don’t post on her page. Find pages of joy and more awesome weddings and give them your love and energy. Also, I wish I’d gotten married on a rose parade float too. Super cool!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:35am
  128. Sad…..

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:40am
  129. And that San Diego bitch will probably watch the Olympics! Bigoted -unt!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:44am
  130. Get the Fuck over it already!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:45am
  131. If she doesn’t want to see it she should just turn off her TV. Or gouge her eyes out. Whatever.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:51am
  132. Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:57am
  133. Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:58am
  134. This doesn’t make me gay but it sure makes me smile. :)

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:19am
  135. Boycott what? The entire Rose Bowl parade. You MUST be crazy!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:20am
  136. get a grip bitch

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:22am
  137. I FEEL SO SORRY FOR THAT WOMAN!HOW SAD THAT SHE HAS SO MUCH HATE IN HER HEART!I AM..SENDING HER LOVE!SHE NEED’S IT SO BADLY!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:41am
  138. He who passively accepts evil is
    as much involved in it as he who
    helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts
    evil without protesting against it is
    really cooperating with it.
    ··· Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:43am
  139. Michael: I was blocked from the boycott page soon after commenting.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:44am
  140. boycott away shit heads

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:58am
  141. Congrats and mazel tov!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 3:12am
  142. Wake up America! Support the LGBTQ community

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 3:19am
  143. Three words for the lady: Get – A – Life

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 3:47am
  144. Don’t go, we don’t care

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 3:56am
  145. Good. There will be more room to see the fabulous floats

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 4:00am
  146. Ironic that they are protesting a parade made of flowers and populated by horses in fancy outfits because NOW it is too gay.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 4:17am
  147. New couples have been taking vows in different unusual ways for quite sometime know really boycott get over it

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 4:45am
  148. The HATERS are alive and hating in fine form.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 4:45am
  149. they have their float. that’s what counts. the wedding is just an icing on the cake. She’s far in San Diego. what is she afraid off, everyone will become gay?? Turn off your TV .

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:08am
  150. Love trumps hate

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:10am
  151. Is she the only one in California ignorant about LGBTQ and equality rights?Chgill up.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:11am
  152. Omg the boycott page is insane! Really wish people could get the concept that LOVE IS LOVE!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:20am
  153. Go to her Facebook page this woman is so hateful …

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:28am
  154. this is so sad

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 6:15am
  155. Tournament of Roses Parade is not usually on my viewing list. This year it is.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 6:27am
  156. Love needs to be promoted not hate. Nobody should be scrutinized for being who they are.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 6:32am
  157. There will always be haters so marry on and watch on if you aren’t a hater :)

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 6:43am
  158. Oh please!! Get real!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 7:11am
  159. I agree with this women. We need to stop showing off our sexuality everywhere it gives wrong impressions. I’m a Conservative, Christian Gay and I feel that we should have a mutual respect but no flaunting in anyone’s face. The thing is some in the LGBT movement want a ridiculous standard of equality which means undercutting other groups freedoms. The thing is I’m gay and cool with other gays but just keep to yourself and perhaps we might be more accepted rather then trying an almost preaching misson.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 8:32am
  160. everyone is entitled to love

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 9:28am
  161. This is the woman who started all of this: https://www.facebook.com/karen.grube

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 10:01am
  162. I have to work

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 10:31am
  163. OH DEAR GOD.. WHAT A COW. CANT PEOPLE JUST LET THESE PEOPLE BE HAPPY

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 11:56am
  164. OMG, please boycott, all 2 of you!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:08pm
  165. Hey, if all the bigots stay home, maybe I can get a good place on the route?

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:15pm
  166. Stephen Anderson sorry but you’re part of the problem.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 12:21pm
  167. Good, tell her to stay the hell home.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 1:32pm
  168. So she has 5000 likes on Facebook and thinks that is enough to stop the wedding. Sounds to me as if someone needs to get a life of her own…..since the parade isn’t a religious thing they can’t even thump their bibles effectively.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:15pm
  169. Can’t cure stupid and this woman is both a homophobe and a real idiot!!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 2:42pm
  170. She needs to get a life, AND A CLUE.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 4:04pm
  171. Congratulations to them can’t wait to see them get married, screw the haters and bigots.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 4:09pm
  172. Yeah, good luck with that.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 4:23pm
  173. This is so beautiful! I love to see heterophobes get to express their feelings in the most public of settings, without fear of ridicule! Such a beautiful day for heterophobes!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 4:25pm
  174. Make sure to “Like” this page: Support the 2014 Rose Parade
    https://www.facebook.com/SupportTheRoseParade

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 4:29pm
  175. “Gay marriage is illegal in over 30 states, why would they promote something that is blatantly illegal?” Grube said. “That’s just stupid.” No, lady, gay marriage is LEGAL in California, where the parade is being held. If you must continue to espouse hate, perhaps you would like to move to one of those 30 states? Just a suggestion. But, I fear you would be moving an awful lot. Equal treatment for ALL citizens is a train that’s going to continue rolling throughout our fine nation. You can sit on the tracks and try to derail it, but, you take the chance of getting run over.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 4:32pm
  176. Let the hate monger bitch stay home.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 4:35pm
  177. Oh my God, seriously.. Get over yourself! Let em cruise the parade and go kick some damn rocks, BY YOURSELF!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 4:36pm
  178. Why wouldn’t they? Marriage is legal in California and soon it will be everywhere ;)

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:02pm
  179. We keep digging up assholes that think rights for other people are something they can vote on.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:03pm
  180. So…if a straight couple wanted to get married on a Rose Parade float…would they be flaunting their straightness? Why do people make such a big deal? It’s a wedding, a joyous occasion chosen at this time by this couple. So many straight couples get married on tv at random places. Now that gay marriage is legal in some states, what, homophobes now have to protest where and when gay couples can get married? Get over yourselves and let them be happy! ~from a normal functioning adult with TWO MOMS

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:12pm
  181. If two people love each other that should be all that matters. Yet there has to be a group in place to boycott or protest everything anymore. Why! What was this toad trying to do? Open up more seating for ppl that truly wanted to watch the parade. Daine Conklin brings up a good point to….these two men aren’t even breaking a law in California. I am boycotting her dumbass opinion and request. Go home and watch on DVR so that you can skip past that part if it offends you that badly!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:14pm
  182. Thanks Tom…!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:17pm
  183. Congrats

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:27pm
  184. To the soon to be married men

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:27pm
  185. Good.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:29pm
  186. Very appropriate…

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:32pm
  187. Blow up her page with possitive comments!! I thanked her for making me aware of this. I had no idea. I will be sure to watch now!!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:42pm
  188. BOYCOTT PARADE

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:49pm
  189. Love wins!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:51pm
  190. Yes as it should!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:53pm
  191. Typically I don’t worry about the parade, but I’ll have to make it point to catch it this year! (Apparently starts 8am PDT per the web site: http://www.TournamentOfRoses.com with Rose Parade link on top banner.)

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:57pm
  192. She can stay in the shower through the parade, then she doesn’t have to be exposed to happiness. Sucks to be her.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:59pm
  193. I guess she thinks we are back to the days of Ellen and that fateful TV public kiss….look what it has led to…OMG.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 6:00pm
  194. I hope Karen Grube doesn’t call herself a Christian. Christ was accepting of all. She must be reading the GOP version of the Bible.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 6:07pm
  195. Wasn’t there a straight wedding last year?

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 6:37pm
  196. Let’s call it a “wedding” and STFU

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 6:39pm
  197. Sad woman…

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 7:34pm
  198. yea.

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 7:49pm
  199. F that homophobic bitch!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 8:18pm