Luxembourg’s openly gay Prime Minister is engaged

“He asked me, and I said yes.”

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–Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, speaking with the LA Times. Mr Bettel and his partner Gauthier Destenay have been in a civil partnership since 2010, but with same-sex marriage legalized in Luxembourg this June the couple are now seeking to get married. Bettel stated that he can’t provide the date of the ceremony, “because it’s not official yet,” but whenever the couple choose to tie the knot it will be after January next year, as that’s when Luxembourg’s same-sex marriage law takes effect. Bettel is Europe’s third openly gay leader, following Belgium’s Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and Iceland’s Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir. The trio are the only openly gay leaders of a country in the world.

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Xavier Bettel and Gauthier Destenay

Image Credits: Xavier Bettel / Facebook

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