PHOTOS: Help Copenhagen Celebrate 25 Years of Legal Recognition

The world's very first same-sex couple to be legally recognized got hitched in 1989. Help the couple celebrate their silver anniversary by sending your own photos.

BY Advocate.com Editors

July 28 2014 2:20 PM ET

The first same-sex couple to be lawfully recognized anywhere in the world got hitched 25 years ago on October 1. Axel Axgil and Eigil Eskildsen took advantage in 1989 of the Danish registered partnership law, the first of it kind. It was an inspiration for same-sex marriage laws, partnerships, civil unions, and family laws in countries all over the world.

Although registered partnerships were considered at the time to have nearly all the same qualities of marriage, Denmark later enacted a marriage equality law in 2012. 

On the occasion of the Silver Anniversary, an exhibition: "Equal Love Silver Anniversary, Copenhagen 1989-2014” will be held September and October at the Copenhagen City Hall where the first couple said yes to each other 25 years ago.

In connection with the exhibition they will be collecting wedding pictures and rainbow family photos from all over the world. Send them photos by uploading them to Twitter and hashtag them with #equallove25 or send them by mail to [email protected]. You can read more about the Equal Love – Silver Anniversary celebrations at www.lgbt.dk/equallove25.

On the following pages, check out photos already coming in from the campaign.

Martin og Anders 2014 #equallove25

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