Helene Faasen and Anne-Marie Thus Will Celebrate 10 Years As The World’s First Married Gay Couple Ever

With Friday marking the 10-year anniversary of the Netherlands becoming the world’s first country to offer gay marriage, it also means a select group of gay couples will be celebrating their tenth wedding anniversaries. But for Helene Faasen and Anne-Marie Thus, they’re celebrating something just a little more: the 10th anniversary of becoming the world’s first-ever legally married gay couple. Yep, Helene and Anne-Marie — who say they “married for love, not politics” — were the first gays ever to get hitched (and have it recognized by a federal government). It was, you might recall, a very public moment: reporters were all over their ceremony, which took place at the opening of a photo exhibit in Amsterdam. An early congrats, ladies.

This is the couple last week: