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May 15, 2015 – Prime Minister Xavier Bettel Marries Partner in First Gay Marriage of EU Leader

“The prime minister of Luxembourg on Friday wed his partner of several years in the first same-sex marriage of a European Union leader.

Prime Minister Xavier Bettel married Gauthier Destenay, a Belgian architect, less than a year after lawmakers in Luxembourg overwhelmingly legalized same-sex marriage, a sign of shifting attitudes in the predominantly Roman Catholic duchy.

Mr. Bettel, a 42-year-old lawyer, is the head of the center-right Democratic Party and was elected prime minister in 2013 after having served as mayor of the capital, the city of Luxembourg. He replaced Jean-Claude Juncker, now head of the European Commission, who had been in power for nearly 19 years.”