Lesbians to attempt first gay marriage in Russia
Posted on May 7, 2009
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A lesbian couple will try to defy deep-rooted Russian homophobia next week in the first attempt at a gay marriage even though rights activists say it will be rejected outright.
Public relations worker Irina Fyet, 31, and her partner of the same age will apply for a marriage license at a register office on May 12 in Moscow, a city where mayor Yuri Luzhkov once described gay pride marches as “satanic.”
Gay rights activist Nikolai Alekseyev said it was the first time a gay couple would apply for a license.
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