NYC pride parade to celebrate Supreme Court ruling

More than 2 million spectators are expected to fill the streets of Manhattan today for the city's annual gay pride parade. It's taking on special significance this year following the U.S. Supreme Court's historic ruling Friday on marriage equality.

More than 2 million spectators are expected to fill the streets of Manhattan today for the city's annual gay pride parade. It's taking on special significance this year following the U.S. Supreme Court's historic ruling Friday on marriage equality. (6/28/15)

YONKERS - More than 2 million spectators are expected to fill the streets of Manhattan today for the city's annual gay pride parade.

It's taking on special significance this year following the U.S. Supreme Court's historic ruling Friday on marriage equality.

Organizers are calling this year's march the most historic since the very first one more than 40 years ago.

More than 22,000 people are expected to walk the two-mile route down Fifth Avenue.

The march comes on the heels of Friday's 5-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that gay and lesbian couples across the country have a constitutional right to marry.

To honor the ruling, Gov. Andrew Cuomo will officiate a same-sex marriage before the parade in front of the Stonewall Inn. The bar is considered by many to be the birthplace of the gay rights movement.

The parade kicks off at noon.

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