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Gay Australian MP to marry in Spain
08 November 2012 @ 16:10

A gay Australian MP has announced his decision to come to Spain in order to marry his long-term partner. Ian Hunter will be the first sitting gay politician of any Australian parliament to be married, when he exchanges vows with Leith Semmens in the small town of Jun in the province of Granada in January next year. Gay marriages are not recognised in his native Australia. Mr Hunter and Mr Semmens, who have been together for more than 20 years, had planned to marry in New York last year but were stalled when the Federal Government refused to grant the necessary paperwork that would have allowed the ceremony to be conducted in the US.

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Tamara said:
09 November 2012 @ 18:45

Unfortunately, the same will happen in Spain. Civil marriage is not available for non-residents (regardless of sexuality), so the only option is the Catholic church -not available for gay couples. So they may be HOPING to marry in Spain but they will hit the same paperwork problems as in New York.


Tamara said:
09 November 2012 @ 18:46

Unfortunately, the same will happen in Spain. Civil marriage is not available for non-residents (regardless of sexuality), so the only option is the Catholic church -not available for gay couples. So they may be HOPING to marry in Spain but they will hit the same paperwork problems as in New York.


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