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OSCE Ambassador Daniel Baer marries partner in Vienna

Sunday, August 3, 2014
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Daniel Baer and Brian Walsh

Daniel Baer and Brian Walsh

Daniel Baer, the U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), married his partner Brian Walsh in Vienna, Austria on Saturday.

Baer is the seventh openly LGBT person appointed by President Barack Obama and the first to a multilateral institution.

Following the ceremony, Baer tweeted the news “So I got married this morning,” expressing thanks to Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Secretary of State John Kerry for their “commitment to equality.”

Baer’s appointment to the OSCE last year was one of five high profile diplomatic positions awarded to openly gay men by the Obama Administration during the president’s second term.

He and Walsh now reside in Vienna where the OSCE headquarters is located.

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