Tokyo Disney’s First Same-Sex Wedding

Currently in Japan, gay marriage has no legal standing, but that didn’t stop these two women. Koyuki Higashi and Horoko are officially the first lesbian couple to marry at an amusement park. Disney Resorts began allowing same-sex marriages in 2007, yet none had occurred at Tokyo Disney Resort.  At first, Disney Resorts told them that there would be no problem if they married there, only if one dressed like the bride and the other the groom (i.e. one wears a wedding dress and the other a tux). They later got a call saying that they were free to mix and match their outfits and the initial response was incorrect. Higashi and Hokoro tied the knot March 1st.

http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/first-gay-wedding-held-at-tokyo-disney-resort-2

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/05/world/asia/social-media-embrace-same-sex-wedding-at-tokyo-disneyland.html?_r=0

 

 

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