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Women Tie the Knot in Austria’s First Same-Sex Marriage

Same-sex couples in Austria have been allowed to enter into civil partnerships since 2010. 

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Two women have tied the knot in Austria's first same-sex marriage, months after the country's Constitutional Court ruled to legalize it.

Vienna's city government said the wedding took place Friday at a registry office in the capital.

Austrian media reported that the women who married at a private ceremony were one of the couples whose case prompted the court ruling in December.

Same-sex couples in Austria, a predominantly Roman Catholic nation of some 8.7 million, have been allowed to enter into civil partnerships since 2010. All will be able to marry starting 1 Jan. 

The five couples involved in the court case were allowed to marry earlier.

On Thursday, the parties in Austria's center-right governing coalition announced they were giving up their resistance to same-sex marriage and accepting the court ruling.

(Published in an arrangement with AP.)

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