Luxembourg’s Prime Minister, Bettel Marries Gay Partner (PHOTOS)

Luxembourg’s Prime Minister, Bettel Marries Gay Partner (PHOTOS)

By News Desk | The Trent on May 17, 2015
Luxembourg's prime Minister, Xavier Bettel (Photo Credit: Yousef Hakimi)

The Prime Minister of tiny European nation, Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel on Friday, May 15, 2015 married his Belgian gay partner, Gauthier Destenay, a yer after the country legalised same-sex marriages, Yahoo News reports.

Speaking to a crowd of well wishers outside the capital city’s hall, Bettel said: “I wish for everybody to be as happy as I am, thank you to the Luxembourg people and to everyone, I do not make any distinctions, thank you.”

French television presenter Stephane Bern, who is a friend of Bettel had this to say: “It is rather a good thing, a little country, Luxembourg, that we look at often as a conservative country but it is reforming itself in a smart way.”

In 2014, Bettel made several reforms in Luxembourg which saw lawmakers overwhelmingly approve changes to allow people of the same sex to wed and to adopt children — part of the most fundamental revision of Luxembourg’s laws on marriage since 1804.See photos from the wedding below. (Click on any image to enlarge)


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