Xavier Bettel Prime Minister of Luxembourg to wed his gay partner

Bettel who became Prime Minister in December 2013, told Belgium’s RTBF public television that he was getting married because he wants to accept his sexuality and avoid been unhappy all his life.

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Xavier Bettel, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg is reported to wed his gay partner, Belgian architect, Gauthier Destenay today May 15th at a very private ceremony in Luxembourg.

Bettel and his partner are said to ahve been n a relationship since March 2010 and they got engaged in August 2014.

Bettel who became Prime Minister in December 2013, told Belgium’s RTBF public television that he was getting married because he wants to accept his sexuality and avoid been unhappy all his life.

“I could have hidden it or repressed it and been unhappy my whole life", he said. "I could have had relations with someone of the other sex while having homosexual relations in secret. But I told myself that if you want to be a politician be honest in politics, you have to be honest with yourself and to accept that you are who you are.”

According to reports, the low-key ceremony at the town hall in Luxembourg is being deliberately kept out off the media spotlight and will be followed by weekend-long private celebrations for around 500 guests.

This makes Bettle the first European Union leader to enter into a same-sex marriage and the second world leader to enter into a same sex marriage after Iceland’s prime minister Johanna Sigurdardottir, who married her writer partner in 2010.

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