Friday, 13 June 2014 15:51

Gay British Nationals And Their Partners Can Marry In More Than 20 Countries Including Russia

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It is from now on possible to the British nationals and their partners to get married in the consulates of more than 20 countries of which Russia and Australia.

Even if the Russian government signed an anti “gay propaganda” law, we can celebrate a small victory in these country where the British same-sex couples will be able to marry.

It should be known that the governments could refuse to give this right, like the government of Hong Kong did.

"Part of the Foreign Office's job is to export British values abroad. Just as people have been able to perform civil partnerships in countries like Australia, Russia and Iran, so now they can get married," said Chris Bryant, the former Foreign office minister and openly gay Labour MP, as reports The Telegraph.

"Russia is meant to be a signatory top the European Convention of human rights. I hope that when they start seeing gay and lesbian couples getting married in the British consulate in Moscow they will celebrate rather than denigrate and persecute.

"There are many countries in the world where there is prejudice and active persecution against LGBT people. All too often the state and the church is complicit."

                                                                                  Of course these marriages will not be recognized in the countries where they will be celebrated for lack of a law allowing the equal marriage but, nevertheless, here is the list of the countries where the marriage for the British nationals and their partners is possible: Australia, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Viêt - Nam.