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Same-Sex Ceremonies Legalized In Vietnam But Marriages Will Not Be Recognized

Vietnam made important strides toward same-sex marriage equality this week when it legalized same-sex wedding ceremonies. Although the unions formed out of these ceremonies will not be recognized by the country as marriages, the news is welcome and exciting for the southeast Asian country. 

VietnamFree District reports:

The decision comes after two fines were imposed last year to two same-sex couples who held weddings ceremonies in Vietnam.

The couples were charged with holding a ceremony “contrary to the habits and customs of Vietnam” and violating the Law on Marriage & Family of Vietnam, which outlaws same-sex marriage, said reports.

After the law was challenged, however, the government backed down, and has decided to allow same-sex weddings.

As Towleroad previously reported, the Vietnamese government has been scheduled to look at a bill which would legalize same-sex marriages as well, but the vote, which would likely have its supporters, has been delayed. 

For now, congratulations to Vietnam and the same-sex couples who are able to have the ceremony of their dreams! 


ABC News Profiles Wedding of WWII Veteran and His Vietnam Veteran Partner of 20 Years: VIDEO

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Back in September, we reported on John Banvard, a 95-year-old World War II veteran who recently married his partner, 67-year-old Gerard Nadeau, a Vietnam veteran at the Chula Vista Veteran's Home in California.

On Friday, ABC News's 'Second Tour' digital series, which profiles the lives of military veterans, did a feature on the couple's historic wedding. It was the first ever same-sex wedding ceremony for the veteran's home facility.

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Gay Wedding Video of the Day Donavan and Ricardo

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Writes filmmaker and friend Johnny Leon about the wedding of Donavan and Ricardo at the Corradetti Glassblowing Studio in Baltimore: "The two most touching moments were probably when they read their vows in their own languages, and when they broke down in tears after the ceremony and hugged their respective mothers."

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Gay Wedding Video of the Day: Shannon and Sandy

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Shannon Connors married her longtime girlfriend Sandy Stones on Friday in Lake George, New York. Connors and Stones were featured on the front page of the NYT the day after same-sex marriage was legalized in New York. The women are from New Jersey, so their marriage will now also be recognized in their home state.

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Gay Couple Together For 46 Years Finally Ties The Knot: VIDEO

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David Mixner points out a wonderful video posted by The New York Times about a couple together for more than 46 years, Lewis Duckett and Billy Jones, who recently got married. The couple were first introduced by a mutual friend. "Before either one of us knew it, we were in love," said Jones. They survived Jones's deployment to Vietnam (they wrote to each other in code), and went on to have children and grandchildren together.

"For most of our forty-six years together, it's been, 'I don't know sort of where I stop and where he begins,' it's been that kind of blending," according to Jones.

The couple has been officially married a little over three months now, and while Duckett points out that, "nothing really feels different," he adds, "It's an enhancement to the relationship that we had."

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Gay Wedding Video of the Day: Jordan and Devon

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Occasionally Towleroad features extraordinary gay marriage and proposal videos. Feel free to send us yours to consider. Today we feature the wedding of Devon and Jordan in California.

Devon writes us:

Johnnydevon3"I married the love of my life in a small ceremony in Los Angeles a few months back. Get the tissues ready, my husband went right for the feels in his vows."

He isn't kidding. Prepare yourselves.

And congrats, guys!

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