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Identical “Twins” Wed In Russia Despite The Country’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage


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

On:           Aug 25, 2014
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    • Xzamilio

      Big moment, my ass. This isn’t historic, it’s a loophole that not all same sex couples have. I mean, congrats and all, but this is hardly momentous and damn near insulting, honestly.

      Aug 25, 2014 at 3:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Masc Pride

      Very insulting and borderline disturbing too.

      Aug 25, 2014 at 4:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nuttypea

      If they aren’t born the same gender, then they aren’t really Identical… But I guess the most interesting thing about this story is the news that siblings are allowed to marry in Russia even though same sex couples cant.

      Aug 25, 2014 at 5:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wooly

      Just plain weird.

      Aug 25, 2014 at 6:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Saint Law

      @Masc Pride: Enough about you. What did you think of the article?

      Aug 25, 2014 at 6:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr

      @Nuttypea: They aren’t actually siblings. They have different last names.

      Aug 25, 2014 at 10:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Xzamilio

      @DarkZephyr: Okay, having different last names doesn’t mean they aren’t siblings. You’re right that they’re not, but that’s not a valid counter.

      Aug 26, 2014 at 1:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tham

      This is dumb ass, they’re not related, they just look a like….and one’s a guy who cross dresses.

      These two can get married ANYWHERE in the world…maybe not both in a dress (and I’m not sure they even did that in Russia, regardless of what they tell the press), but get married all the same…then he can put on a dress and take pictures.

      Sorry but completely lame article and headline.

      Aug 26, 2014 at 1:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DonW

      More Queerty semi-literacy. It’s spelled bestiality, not beastiality. And “deny her and Brooks an official marriage certificate, not “deny she and Brooks.” You don’t say “deny she a marriage certificate.”

      Aug 26, 2014 at 2:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr

      @Xzamilio: It was a valid enough clue. It may not have been perfect, but it warrants a closer look at the situation. Perhaps you are more aware of how common it is to be full blooded siblings with completely different surnames in Russia than I am. Kudos to you.

      Aug 26, 2014 at 4:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Xzamilio

      @DarkZephyr: Please… try to keep the persecution complex in check, huh? I’m just pointing out bad logic, not attacking you. I even said you were right.

      Aug 27, 2014 at 9:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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