PHOTOS: France Celebrates The Country's First Same-Sex Marriage

The turbulent road to marriage equality in France has led to this beautiful and poignant moment for Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau.

BY Jase Peeples

May 30 2013 10:00 AM ET


With the battle for marriage equality now over in France, Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau have become the country’s first same-sex couple to officially tie the knot. The wedding, which was broadcast live on French television, took place Wednesday in the southern city of Montpellier’s town hall. Hundreds of guests were in attendance, including members of Parliament, over 200 journalists, and Mayor Helene Mandroux, who also conducted the ceremony.

Take a look at the following photos from the historic ceremony.

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