First Gay Marriage Celebrated in Montpellier

The first gay marriage in France has been celebrated in Montpellier.

Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau married on 29 May 2013 in this southern French city— the first gay couple to be officially wedded as the new law legalizing gay marriage took effect.

VincentetBruno-oui

There have been numerous protests by Catholics and conservative groups against the gay marriage law over the past several months.

Apparently, an anonymous caller threatened to disrupt the marriage, but the ceremony went ahead despite the threat.

Libération reports on the marriage.

 

Advertisements
This entry was posted in French History, Human Rights, Languedoc and Southern France, Religious History, Religious Politics, Women and Gender History. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s