The state of Nevada began recognizing same-sex marriages Thursday, so it made perfect sense to have a mass wedding of seven happy couples to help celebrate National Coming Out Day two days later. Las Vegas Pride’s NCOD Family Festival was about to get bigger. "Certainly, most of us never thought we'd see the day that we would be able to get married to our own partners," Nevada State Assembly member James Healy told the Las Vegas Sun. "And we have finally reached that day." Read more about gay Vegas here.
At top: Wedding officiant Greg Chase (center, rear) poses with seven same-sex couples from Nevada that he married at Las Vegas Pride's National Coming Out Day festival at the Alexis Park All Suite Resort Saturday.
Monica Lopez (left) and Kitzia Anderson, both of Nevada, are all smiles after being married by wedding officiant Greg Chase.
Robert Hughes (left) and Michael DeVille (right) are handsome, grinning grooms.
Kawika Pimental-Leopoldo (left) and Craig Oliveira (right), both of Nevada, show that a wedding doesn't have to be a solemn occasion.
Jes Cumpian (left) and Halley Clark share the joy.
Sarah Clancy (center) and Lisa Guadagno made it to the altar.
Stewart Holguin (left) rejoices with a fist pump with spouse Randy Albertson.
Jacky Swallia (left) and Megan Swallia seal the ceremony with a kiss.
Robert Hughes (left) and Michael DeVille are now legally married in the state of Nevada.