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British Embassy Marries Gay Couple In Hanoi

At 9:30 Monday morning, British citizens, Yein Kai Yee and Sutpreedee Chinithigun, were married at the British Embassy in Hanoi.

The event, attended by the couple’s relatives, embassy staff and the Charge d'affaires was the first time such a ceremony has occurred at the British Embassy in Vietnam since Britain began to allow same-sex marriage last July.

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According to Tuoi Tre, “The new British marriage amendment allows same-sex couples to submit their marriage registration file at some UK diplomatic missions in the world.”

While the British Embassy in Hanoi is allowed to organize a wedding ceremony between a British citizen and a partner of a different nationality, ceremonies cannot involve a Vietnamese citizen since Vietnam has not legalized same-sex marriage.

Hopefully, that will soon change.

[Tuoi Tre]

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