Same-sex spouse of Luxembourg's Prime Minister poses with other spouses of world leaders in Brussels photo op
Monday, May 29, 2017
Also included in the photo op were the Melania Trump; of ; of ; of Belgium; , wife of NATO General Secretary ; Desislava Radeva of Bulgaria; Amelie Derbaudrenghien of Belgium; Mojca Stropnik of Slovenia; and Thora Margret Baldvinsdottir of Iceland. Destenay, Stropnik, and Baldvinsdottir stood on the back row of the op, while the remaining stood on the front.
Xavier Bettel and Gauthier Destenay were in the civil partnership before Bettel became Luxembourg's prime minister in 2013. The couple have been married since 2015, the year when their country legalized.
Former Prime Ministersof Belgium and of Iceland were openly gay when they served office in their respective countries.
The world leaders attended a NATO conference in Brussels on the week of May 22.
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