Ricardo Miranda will make history with his upcoming same-sex wedding. He will be Alberta’s first cabinet minister in a same-sex marriage. The couple will get married at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta, just after Christmas, after less than half a year of relationships, but the 42-year-old minister said that he fell in love with his fiance Christopher Brown at first sight, he understood that he was his soulmate and he wanted to spend the rest of his life with this man. Jewish and Hispanic, Miranda is originally from Nicaragua in Central America. A Nicaraguan refugee, Miranda fled from war with his family when he was a child. At the age of 12, they moved to Calgary, Alberta. The city welcomed him warmly, life still was hard. Miranda came out as gay when he was 18 years old. His mother was only unsettled about him not having kids, but he told her about [parenting options for same-sex couples and she understood it. She loves, supports and accepts her son. Despite Miranda wanting to be the one to pop the question in October, he had a feeling the answer would be “no” so he avoided it, so his boyfriend was the one who proposed, and the answer, of course, was ‘yes’.