HAVANA (Reuters) – a homosexual dissident and a transsexual woman hitched on Saturday with what had been reported to be a primary for Cuba, then draped by themselves into the rainbow banner of homosexual pride and rode through the streets of Havana.
Gay legal rights activist and dissident Ignacio Estrada and wendy that is transexual salute waving a LGBT flag from the convertible automobile after their wedding in Havana August 13, 2011. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan
In an easy civil ceremony in the middle of much hoopla, Ignacio Estrada, 31, and Wendy Iriepa, 37, finalized a married relationship certificate, exchanged bands and kissed before a situation official, whom wished them much pleasure.
It absolutely was maybe maybe perhaps not theoretically a marriage that is same-sex that will be forbidden in Cuba, and received no disturbance from authorities
because Iriepa is lawfully a female after undergoing Cuba’s first state-sanctioned intercourse modification operation in 2007.