Monday , August 2 2021

Alberta's prime minister performs the historic same-sex wedding of the minister of the cabinet

Prime Minister Rachel Notley held the wedding of Alberta on Friday.

Ricardo Miranda, who is also Minister of Culture and Tourism, became the first minister in the provincial cabinet, who married the same sex wedding.

Miranda and his partner Christopher Brown linked the knot at the Glenboo Museum in Calgary on Friday.

Notebooks thanked the couple for inviting her to be part of their special day, chanting "What a great day to celebrate love".

"It was a wonderful day filled with love, joy and family," Twitter said.

Miranda came to Canada as a fugitive when she was 10 years old, since the war destroyed Nicaragua. He was the first open gay, Jewish, Hispanic person elected in the legislature in 2015.

He briefed Brown, who works with Child Services Minister Danielle Lariver at the election earlier this year.

Miranda said he and Brown decided to share engagement and wedding news, as visibility is an important way to promote LGBT rights.

"We've seen, alas, even here in the province, an increase in hate crimes. And that brings us back to a time when I do not want to go back," he told EBS in Edmonton earlier this month.

"We could … we can easily do this without someone finding out. But, I've always been honest and open about my life, and it did not look like time to hide."

There was no dry eye in the house, MLA Twitter Sandra Jansen.

The couple are planning to host a second reception in Ontario in the new year, from where Brown's family is.

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