FLIGHTS OF FANCY

Colorado Wouldn’t Marry These Ladies, So They Went To Nepal (Where Gays Can’t Marry Either)

THE SHOT – Denver couple Courtney Mitchell and Sarah Welton tie the knot in Nepal’s first ever public lesbian wedding. According to the Associated Press:

A Hindu priest performed the ceremony. The couple offered flowers, fruits and money to the fire and gods at the traditional ceremony. The couple put flower garlands on each other while Mitchell put red vermillion powder on Welton’s forehead, which is equivalent of exchanging of rings in a Christian wedding.

Even though same-sex marriages aren’t legal in Nepal, the country has begun recognizing gay rights and drafting laws against sexual discrimination.