domingo, 17 de maio de 2015

Luxembourg: the first "Yes" of a Prime Minister

The head of Government of 42 years married civilly with longtime companion, a Belgian architect of 39 years, in a ceremony in the town hall building informal of Luxembourg.

A personal decision, announced for 4 years, but also politics, after 18 years of domain of power by social-Christian Party, and an activist, a week of Ireland vote in referendum to legalize same-sex marriage.

"I wish that everyone be as happy as I am. Thanks to the people of Luxembourg, thanks to all, without distinction, thank you very much, "said the Prime Minister, after the ceremony.

Among the guests, the Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel:

"I am here today to wish them much happiness and above all much joy".

The wedding takes place two months after the Luxembourg became in the seventeenth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage.

"The marriage of a Prime Minister is also a strong message, especially at a time when homophobia increases in several European countries," says one of the guests.

A revolution to the height of the new secular coalition led by liberal young, with Socialists and Greens, in a Catholic country.

On the streets of the Grand Duchy, the inhabitants show themselves sensitive to the message:

"It can be a change for the future, because it may encourage others to marry," says one resident.

Another Luxembourg does not hesitate to remind, "may annoy some people, but there will always be people against it. That said, people aren't going to change my opinion, but all this has to do with happiness and no one can be against this, it has to do with the freedom in this country. "

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