A gay couple has become the first to marry as part of the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.

The couple, Danny Leclair and Aubrey Loots, married atop the AIDS Healthcare Foundation float, which was shaped as a giant cake.

The wedding was the first in the historic parade, which has been running for 125 years, and went off without any glitches. It took place at the latter part of the two-hour parade.

The couple, who said their vows live on TV in front of millions this afternoon, have been together for twelve years.

Despite a campaign to boycott the parade because of the wedding, organisers of the parade were happy for it to go ahead,

Advocates of same-sex marriage had said they hoped the calls for boycott only created more of a dialogue in favour of equal marriage.

Mr Leclair said: “Our stance is love is love and love will save lives.”

Back in June, the US Supreme Court struck down California’s 2008 ban on same-sex marriages, Proposition 8, allowing marriages to continue almost immediately.