Dominican Republic approves first same-sex marriage at British Consulate

  • metta

    Posts: 39134

    Jan 01, 2015 4:27 AM GMT
    Dominican Republic approves first same-sex marriage at British Consulate

    The gay couple involved are the first to be married by a British Embassy in the Caribbean



    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/dominican-republic-approves-first-same-sex-marriage-british-consulate311214
  • Dominican_Gen...

    Posts: 379

    Jan 02, 2015 11:55 PM GMT
    You are misreading.

    The Dominican Government DID NOT recognize the wedding as having legal value on DR soil. They recognized the right of the UK Embassy to perform the wedding on UK soil, since the Embassy and the Ambassador's residency ARE UK soil.

    It's even on the article itself!

    "This marriage is not regarded as valid by Dominican authorities since the Dominican government does not recognise marriages involving two people of the same gender regardless of where they were performed.
    "
  • metta

    Posts: 39134

    Jan 03, 2015 12:15 AM GMT
    ^
    That is how I read it as well. I didn't misread it. The article title is a little off though.
  • South_Howler

    Posts: 46

    Jan 03, 2015 9:36 PM GMT
    I figured that it wasn't like that. The country where political figures were so bitchy about the gay US ambassador wouldn't be passing same sex marriages that easily. Sadly, that's my country.

    It's tough living there being gay, whether open or not. No discrimination laws in regards to social and labour issues. At least, to my knowledge, there are no persecutions or hate crimes that I'm aware of.