Apparently Krista Siegfrid’s Eurovision 2013 number went down really well with officials in Copenhagen. Today city councillors announced that Eurovision will turn into a wedding chapel to rival Las Vegas this May. The city will stage a series of massive Eurovision weddings in the days leading up to the Grand Final on 10 May. The city will welcome heterosexual and homosexual couples. This is Scandinavia, y’all!
The ceremonies will take place in three locations on the 7th, 9th and 10th of May.
“Since 2010, we have had a lot of success marrying same- and opposite-sex pairs in the open air at selected locations in Copenhagen,” Thomas Jakobsen, the director of Copenhagen’s Citizen Service, told DR. “As a city, we put a lot of effort into making everyone welcome and the Eurovision Song Contest is an excellent opportunity to offer weddings.”
In 1989 Denmark became the first country in the world to recognize the legal status of same-sex relationships.
Folks at LGBT Denmark – the national association for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual people – are totes excited.
“In 1989, Copenhagen City Hall performed the world’s first ever civil partnership,” its spokesman Søren Lauersen said. “Now, 25 years later, the City of Copenhagen will once again play host to diversity with wedding arrangements in the city”.
It looks like Copenhagen wants to top Krista Siegfrieds’s same-sex advocacy from last year’s contest. Let’s re-watch her performance, which sparked controversy in Turkey!
What do you think about the big wedding event?
Patrick Melbler contributed this report from Austria. Follow him on Twitter @eurovisionboy77. You can also keep up with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following wiwibloggs.com on Twitter and Facebook.
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