One couple in attendance waited over a decade to wed.
It was the first Phoenix Pride Parade since same-sex marriage passed last October.
After 15 years of dating, John and Dennis were finally able to get married.
"We're not going to get challenged. We got some legal recourse if something comes up and that was important," said John Paul.
They're happy same sex marriage is legal, but are hopeful for even more changes.
"We still live in an environment that can discriminate in housing against gay and lesbians, can discriminate in jobs," said Paul.
Tenille Davis agrees. She got married in February.
"My marriage isn't recognized federally in some ways, so it'd be great to be everywhere, but it's great that it's here," said Davis.
They continue to attend the Phoenix Pride Parade to celebrate same sex marriage in Arizona.
"It's nice to be happy to celebrate anything," said May.
Thousands of people lined 3rd Street to enjoy the parade and for some, to use this as an opportunity to teach their kids about equality.
"I'm here to support my friends and teach my daughter about equality and let her know that love is what it's all about," said a parade attendee.
"I think that you should be respected the way that you are and you shouldn't be treated any differently than when you were born to be," said another attendee.