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Downey native Wendy Diaz and her partner, Monique Flores, were one of the 34 couples, both gay and straight, married Sunday night live at the Grammy Awards.
Wendy and Monique have been together for two years and became engaged last April.
Grammy producers reached out to the couple through social media last month and offered to marry them live on TV. Wendy and Monique signed confidentiality agreements but still were not told full details until a day before the show.
“The experience has been nothing but positive and wonderful,” says Wendy, who attended Imperial Elementary, West Middle School and Warren High. “We have gotten so much support from this experience and could not be happier we did it. I did not only marry my soul mate, but 33 other couples did also, some of which thought they would never see the day this would be possible because of their sexuality.
“This was part of a political movement. Same love. Love is love…no restriction.”