25 wedding photos show the very first LGBT couples to marry in their countries and the stories behind them

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03/01/2020

Every wedding is an important day. But some marriages make history — such as the unions that signal a country’s acceptance of LGBT rights for the first time. Last week 27-year-old Sharni Edwards and Robyn Peoples, 26, became the first gay couple to legally marry in Northern Ireland. “While this campaign ends with Sharni and I saying ‘I do,’ it started with people saying ‘No’ to inequality. By standing together, we’ve made history.” Behind them are the long histories of other LGBT couples and their friends, who tried everything from legal loopholes, to crossing borders, to cross-dressing to get hitched.

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