From Russa, With Gay Love: 2 Women Want Marriage License

“Two women will apply for a marriage license in Moscow on May 12, it emerged this afternoon. The announcement was made today during a press conference for Slavic Pride which is planned for later this month in Moscow. Irina Fet, 31, a co-organizer of the Slavic Pride said that she will attempt to marry her fiancée next Tuesday at one of Moscow‘s Marriage Registration Office (ZAGS). ‘We love each other for a while now and we want it to be officially recognized,’ Irina Fet told journalists. ‘We believe that we have the same rights than any other citizen for happiness. Our love is not different,’ Ms Fet added. While the couple already anticipate the possibility of their application to be turned down, they said they will marry abroad if necessary and ask for the recognition of their marriage in Russia.” [UK Gay News]