Alina Davis, a 23-year-old trans woman, and Allison Brooks, her 19-year-old partner, donned matching white floor-length bridal gowns and married at a civil registry office earlier this month.
As Davis is still legally regarded as male, the office had no choice but to hand them a marriage certificate.
The couple said officials chided them, and appeared to be violent.
‘She called us the shame of the family and said we need medical treatment … I was afraid my pussycat [an affectionate pet name in Russian] would beat the fuck out of her,’ Davis said on her VK page.
But the couple were allowed to sign the papers, meaning a gay couple in Russia are legally recognized as married – even if it’s through a loophole.
‘This is an important precedent for Russia,’ Davis said.
Russia banned same-sex marriage and outlawed ‘gay propaganda’ in 2013.
holy jesus look at these two warrior princesses
they are my heroes
YOU GO GIRLS
"Oh, you don’t wanna recognize my gender? Okay then lol guess you have to recognize my marriage"
that is amazing
a b a d d o n;
destiel + wonderwall requested by funnycleversupernaturalname
because maybe, you’re gonna be the one that saves me.
and after all, you’re my wonderwall
original photo by kent c horner. via karin
you dont need someone to treat you like you’re perfect and free from flaws, you need someone who will treat you like you’re human and love you even though you mess up and use up all the hot water and put the empty milk carton back in the fridge by accident
True love on Flickr.