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Just Married Outside Madrid

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Here they are folks — Spain's first gay married couple, Carlos Baturin a psychiatrist (who is the spitting image of Edward James Olmos!), and a store window decorator, Emilio Menendez. The two have been a couple for 30 years and were married in the Madrid suburb of Tres Cantos. Said Menendez: "We're normal people who love each other and want to be happy." Congratulations to the couple and to a nation that has chosen to dignify all of its citizens with the rights that come with marriage.

Great photo of a handsome couple!
(thanks Salvador)

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  1. That's awesome. Let's wish them a happy life together!

    Posted by: Rob | Jul 11, 2005 3:42:35 PM


  2. Felicidades a los novios, y a toda España!
    I hope one day say the same for America... One day it will be, sooner or later, as the end of slavery and the vote for women, that day of love and freedom will come....

    Posted by: Alfredo | Jul 11, 2005 4:19:54 PM


  3. It's a very beautiful sight

    Posted by: ryan | Jul 11, 2005 4:48:21 PM


  4. More photos at El Mundo ;)

    Posted by: Boss | Jul 11, 2005 11:19:08 PM


  5. Carlos y Emilio,
    ¡ ¡Felicidades! ¡Mis mejores deseos para ambos!
    Aunque debo aceptar que el ver a esta pareja en particular me causa una emoción un poco más especial que ver a una pareja heterosexual, no cabe duda que la unión en matrimonio de una dos personas debe ser motivo de celebración sin importar orientación sexual!
    ¡SALUD!

    Posted by: Rickie | Jul 12, 2005 1:16:48 AM


  6. Hey there,my name is Mike and I am asking if you would lik eto join my site Journey to Equality
    And excange links. The site was set up for people gay and gay freindly tomeet on a message board to help talk to eachother in need of support and such, but now the site has taken on a much bigger meaning. For me to get word out there to help educate others on ways to unite more people together and help get our equal rights faster. So please stop by and say hi, don't be shy;) And most importantly help me with our move of our journey to equality
    Mike

    Posted by: Mike | Jul 12, 2005 3:28:29 AM


  7. Muy bien, Carlos y Emilio. Another beautiful gay couple gets married, and the Earth is still rotating and sailing around the Sun.

    Posted by: Bill Schemmel | Jul 12, 2005 8:21:58 AM


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