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Gay Prime Minister of staunchly Catholic Luxembourg marries partner

Friday, May 15, 2015
Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, right, embraces his husband Gauthier Destenay after their marriage at the town hall in Luxembourg, on Friday, May 15, 2015.
The prime minister of Luxembourg has married his partner a year after the tiny, staunchly Roman Catholic nation's parliament approved a law allowing same-sex marriage. [...]

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Gay Luxembourg Prime Minister to marry partner: Sources

Friday, May 8, 2015
Xavier Bettel
Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel is to wed his partner Gauthier Destenay next week, just a few months after the tiny country legalized same-sex marriage. [...]

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Luxembourg becomes latest European country to legalize same-sex marriage

Friday, January 2, 2015
Jean Paul Olinger and Henri Lorenzo Huber with Luxembourg Mayor Roberto Traversini (center).
Jean Paul Olinger and Henri Lorenzo Huber were the first same-sex couple to marry in Luxembourg, and despite the public holiday Thursday, the Differdange town hall opened for the ceremony, officiated by mayor Roberto Traversini. [...]

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Luxembourg legislature votes to legalize same-sex marriage, adoption

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Luxembourg
Luxembourg's legislature voted Wednesday to legalize same-sex marriage and adoption, making the tiny country the eleventh in Europe to allow marriage equality for same-sex couples. The measure passed in the Chamber of Deputies by a vote of 56-4 after a petition by opponents failed to gain the required 4,500 signatures. [...]

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Official: Luxembourg to legalize same-sex marriage by summer

Thursday, January 9, 2014
Luxembourg
LUXEMBOURG CITY, Luxembourg -- The President of Luxembourg’s Parliamentary Committee on Justice said that marriage equality would become law before the summer holidays. [...]

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Luxembourg to achieve historic first: Openly gay Prime Minister, Deputy PM

Monday, November 18, 2013
Xavier Bettel (left) and Etienne Schneider
The tiny European country of Luxembourg is set to achieve a historic first by having an openly gay Prime Minister and an openly gay Deputy Prime Minister. [...]

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