John Berry, whose nomination as U.S. ambassador to Australia was
recently approved by the Senate, married Curtis Yee on Saturday in
approves five openly gay nominees.)
The wedding was confirmed in a press release.
“John Berry and Curtis Yee, partners of 17 years, were formally
married on Saturday August 10, at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in
Washington DC. Music was provided by Dr. Theodore Guerrant and
soloist, Christian Hoff. The wedding was attended by family and
close friends, including the Secretary of the Department of Interior,
who then celebrated after the service at the home of Mr Yee and Mr
Yee, a former lawyer, will join Berry in Australia.
Gay marriage supporters in Australia lamented that the couple's
wedding would not be recognized by the Australian government.
“It's a happy time when any couple marries and I congratulate
John Berry and Curtis Yee on their special day and wish them well for
their married life together,” said Australian Marriage Equality
national convener Rodney Croome. “Sadly, they join hundreds of
other same-sex couple whose overseas same-sex marriages aren't
recognized under Australian law.”
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