While the pair actually first got married last year via a small ceremony at New York City Hall, it did not take long for them to eventually decide on throwing a celebration for their family and friends.
“In the midst of planning, we didn’t realize that having a same-sex wedding at a temple would be groundbreaking,” Madiraju was quoted as saying.
“We were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to do it. And now looking back, especially after the attention our wedding has received, it’s evident that what we were able to do will change the scope for LGBTQ couples in the future.”
According to Madiraju, the many positive responses they received from around the world have been “overwhelming.”
“We have been getting messages on social media from people around the globe who have come out to their families, people who have regained a sense of hope, and even those who have changed their mind about LGBTQ couples and will now support them,” he said. “The response has given a whole new meaning to our marriage, and we are excited about the social changes this will help make.”