Religious wing nuts have warned us for years that if gay marriage were made legal anywhere in the world, it would lead to things like beastiality, pedophilia, and incest. Well, it looks like we may be one step closer to just that.
Identical “twins” Alison Brooks and Alina Davis were wed in Moscow last week.
How is this possible in a country where same-sex marriage is banned and violence against homosexuals is sanctioned by the government? Easy. 23-year-old Davis was born a male.
Today, Davis labels herself as “androgyne,” though she lives her daily live primarily as a female. But because her birth certificate lists her as male, Russian authorities were unable to deny she and Brooks an official marriage certificate. Though they did voice their opposition.
“The head of the registry office called several times, telling us that they didn’t want us to turn up both in wedding dresses,” Davis told the Mirror. “He said marriages in Russia were between a man and a woman and nobody else.”
Defying the office’s request, Brooks and Davis showed up to the Kutuzovsky Prospekt registry office dressed in nearly identical wedding gowns, hair and make-up. As a result, they were refused entry through the building’s front doors, and instead were asked to use the rear entrance.
Despite all this, Davis says, “We had no problems when we handed in the application.”
Davis says this is a big moment for couples in Russia.
“We are not alone in having such problems,” she says. “I have written to couples who are planning similar marriages and are afraid of failures with registration. Be aware — you cannot be refused.”
Congratulations to the happy (and brave) couple!
H/t First To Know