Luxembourg’s gay prime minister to marry

Posted on 12 May 2015 at 11:22am

Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, left, and partner Gauthier Destenay (photo from Facebook)

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel will marry his partner, Gauthier Destenay, later this week. The couple has been in a civil union since 2010.

Luxembourg became a marriage equality country earlier this year.

Destenay proposed, according to the Prime Minister. He told the Los Angeles Times, “He asked and I said yes.”

They plan a private wedding and Bettel told the newspaper Luxembourger Wort they have no time for a honeymoon.

Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in Europe. The population is less than 550,000 and it is 998 square miles. To compare, Dallas County is 908 square miles with a population of 2.48 million.

The country’s deputy prime minister Etienne Schneider is also gay.

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