Kazakhstan: Lesbian Couple Holds First Same Sex Wedding

Written by scott on April 29th, 2013

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A lesbian couple in Kazakhstan is believed to be the first in the country to hold a same-sex wedding. Gay Star News reports:

The wedding between two women, Karolina and Kristina, was held in Karaganda in the northeast of the central Asian country, Eurasia reports. The celebration did not include a visit to the registrary office, as same-sex marriage is illegal in the former Soviet state. Photographs from the wedding were posted on Kazakstan photojournalism website Vox Populi, showing Karolina in a white wedding dress and Kristina in a pale blue suit. Friends were there as witnesses but the couple’s parents declined to attend.

Congratulations to the happy couple – we can’t imagine the bravery it would take to do something like this in such a repressive country.


1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Anya says:

    I lived in that country and I know what it is to be a homosexual there. They are a really brave couple, but they jeopardize their own lives.. Coming out in a Muslim country equals suicide. Nothing’s gonna change unless the government starts caring for its people and not only for their own wallets. Dictator Nazarbaev and his administration must resign in the first place!

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