Edgar de Souza, the mayor of the small Brazilian city of Lins, has tied the knot with his longtime partner, Alexsandro Luciano Trindade, in front of 300 friends and family.
The happy mayor said: "It was a ceremony for us. We waited long enough! But of course, it was also political".
"It's the first time in Brazil that a mayor has starred in his own same-sex marriage!", Souza said with a laugh. "We want to give visibility to gay marriage and encourage others to take advantage of their rights", he added.
Same-sex marriage has been legal in Brazil since 2013 after a decision by the National Council of Justice recognized marriage as a right for same-sex couples across the country.
In the first three years, more than 14,000 same-sex couples were married in Brazil.
Congrats to the newlyweds!
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Good to know. I did not realize that gay marriage was made legal in Brazil in 2013. 👍👍👍
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Congratulations! Beautiful couple!