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Tender Branson
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« on: October 12, 2018, 09:22:56 am »

A lesbian couple married in Vienna today.

Here's why this is possible:

Gay marriage will become legal in Austria in slightly more than 2 months: on Jan. 1, 2019.

But the Constitutional Court ruling legalizing it said that the 5 plaintiffs challenging the ban (5 gay couples) were allowed to marry right after the ruling.

The first couple did so today, in a private ceremony, without the media present.

https://kurier.at/chronik/wien/ehe-fuer-alle-erstes-homosexuelles-paar-traute-sich/400144034

Excellent.
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Tender Branson
Mark Warner 08
Atlas Institution
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Posts: 54,243
Austria


« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2018, 12:36:29 pm »

Women tie the knot in Austria’s first same-sex marriage

By Associated Press October 12 at 11:32 AM

Two women have tied the knot in Austria’s first same-sex marriage, months after the country’s Constitutional Court ruled to legalize it.

Vienna’s city government said the wedding took place Friday at a registry office in the capital. Austrian media reported that the women who married at a private ceremony were one of the couples whose case prompted the court ruling in December.

Same-sex couples in Austria have been allowed to enter civil partnerships since 2010. All will be able to marry starting Jan. 1, 2019. The five couples involved in the court case were allowed to marry earlier.

On Thursday, the parties in Austria’s center-right governing coalition announced they were giving up their resistance to same-sex marriage and accepting the court ruling.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/women-tie-the-knot-in-austrias-first-same-sex-marriage/2018/10/12/00f06d3c-ce34-11e8-ad0a-0e01efba3cc1_story.html
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Tender Branson
Mark Warner 08
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Austria


« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 10:36:30 pm »

Here's a picture of the couple:

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Tender Branson
Mark Warner 08
Atlas Institution
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Posts: 54,243
Austria


« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2018, 10:02:35 am »

Two lipstick lesbians together?  That's kind of unusual, no?

What exactly is a "lipstick lesbian" ?
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Tender Branson
Mark Warner 08
Atlas Institution
*****
Posts: 54,243
Austria


« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2018, 11:52:02 pm »

Good, but it should have happened because the legislature voted for it, not because of a court verdict.

True, but in this case the LGBTs would have to wait another 20-50 years ... Tongue

(Austria only had right-wing majorities in parliament for the past 35 years and this is unlikely to change soon.)
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Tender Branson
Mark Warner 08
Atlas Institution
*****
Posts: 54,243
Austria


« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2018, 12:23:33 am »

Oh, ok.

I still wish them the best, even if they "married" in the US or wherever Getty Images is located ...
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