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Women marry at midnight to become first same-sex couple to marry in Austria

01/01/2018 | Gay Star News

Two women tied the note just minutes after midnight in Austria making them the first same-sex couple to get married on the day it became legal. Nicole Kopaunik and Daniela Paier, both 37, got married in the southern town of Velden at five minutes past midnight on 1 January. In December 2017, the Constitutional Court ruled the same-sex marriage ban was discriminatory. The government complied with the court’s ruling and legislated that marriage will be available to all from 1 January, 2019. The couple who will take the married name of Kopaunik are the second same-sex couple to marry. ‘We are a family and will have a family name,’ Paier told Orf.

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