Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Go Montpellier...

It's not everyday one gets to have their wedding broadcast on national television, but for Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau, their historic ceremony was broadcast live on French TV today as they have become the first gay couple to wed in France, just days after President Francois Hollande signed the same-sex marriage bill into law.

The two grooms wore matching black suits, one in a tie, one in a bowtie, and walked up the aisle holding hands to the jazz chords of Nat King Cole's L.O.V.E. When they tearfully exchanged rings to the pointedly-chosen Frank Sinatra's Love and Marriage go together like a horse and carriage, the crowd reached for the handkerchiefs.

"Now at least marriage is an option to all of us, what a historic day," sighed a drag-queen dressed as a disco nun.

The couple met online in 2006 on a fan site dedicated to the pop singer Christophe Willem, star of the TV show La Nouvelle Star, an equivalent of Britain's Got Talent. Some of the fans on the site agreed to meet up in Paris. Autin and Boileau met and fell in love. Autin was a long-time gay rights campaigner in Montpellier. Boileau, who lived in Essonne outside Paris, had not been out with a man before.

Now that they are married, the couple would like to adopt a child. They will both change their surname to Boileau-Autin.

Autin took his husband's hand and told him, "I only have one fear about this marriage, that our lives won't be long enough."

Awww... FĂ©licitation Vincent and Bruno =]

1 comment:

JamTheCat said...

Vive la France!