A gay male couple tied the knot
Wednesday at the British Embassy in the Dominican Republic, making
them the first same-sex couple to marry in the Caribbean.
The embassy announced the marriage on
its official Twitter account.
“First #SameSexWedding in @ukindomrep
and in the #Caribbean between British and Dominican national
@UkinCaribbean,” the embassy messaged its followers.
The tweet included a photo of two men
dressed in dark suits as one slipped a wedding ring on the other's
hand. The men's faces were not visible in the photo and their names
were not released.
On its website, the British Embassy in
Santo Domingo explains that gay British citizens have been allowed to
marry in the embassy since June 3.
A gay marriage bill approved last year
took effect in Britain and Wales in March.