Congrats! Same-sex wedding takes place in Dominican Republic
Despite same-sex marriage being banned in the Dominican Republic, two men have been allowed to marry in the British Embassy.
Due to British law which now allows same-sex marriage in England, Wales and Scotland, the couple, one British and one Dominican were able to marry in the embassy in the country.
The embassy tweeted on Tuesday that the couple, who were not named, had married, and that the Dominican government had respected its right to perform the ceremony.
— UKinDominicanRepubli (@ukindomrep) December 30, 2014
More ceremonies are also planned, the embassy advised.
A picture just showing the hands of the couple was also tweeted by the embassy.
Same Sex Marriage is currently offered in 24 countries. Same sex marriages are now able to take place at British Consulates in Australia, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, and Vietnam.
This list of countries is limited because British missions are only able to provide a same sex marriage service in countries where it is not possible for British nationals to have such a marriage under local law and where the local authorities have given permission for the missions to conduct consular marriages of same sex couples.
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