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Luxembourg PM Ties the Knot with Same-sex Partner

October 12, 2019

Rabat – Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel (right) has become the first EU leader and second leader in the world to marry his gay partner.Bettel, 42, a center-right politician who became premier in 2013, married Gauthier Destenay, a Belgian architect, on Friday in a private ceremony at the country’s capital.This comes just months after the Roman Catholic duchy legalized gay unions. Bettel is the first leader in the EU to wed a same-sex partner, and is only the second in the world after Iceland’s Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir, who married her writer partner in 2010.Luxembourg’s parliament approved same-sex marriage in June 2014 and the first weddings took place on January 1, 2015.

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