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Australia Said Yes – Vienna invites first honeymooners

"If Australia also manages to do what we will soon be able to do here in Austria, then we want to send out a signal. We would like to invite the first same-sex couple, which ties the knot in Australia – and sends their marriage certificate to – to Vienna. They will spend an unforgettable honeymoon in the European hotspot for the gay and lesbian community," says Norbert Kettner, Managing Director of the Vienna Tourist Board.

The results of Australia’s postal same-sex marriage survey, in which the majority of voters say they cast a ballot in favor of marriage equality, are making themselves felt on the other side of the planet: “Vienna is one of the world’s most popular Honeymoon destinations – and since 2010 same-sex couples have been able to register civil partnerships in the city. Now we have even greater news: We just received the green light for same-sex marriages starting with 2019,” Norbert Kettner explains.

Vienna is shortlisted in the Destination category of the Australian LGBTI Awards 2018. In 2019 the capital will host Europride, which is expected to attract more than a million participants.

Find out why Vienna is a hotspot for the gay and lesbian community.

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