Luxembourg joins the marriage club

Luxembourg flagLuxembourg today became the ninth EU country to legalise same-sex marriage.

The bill passed by a landslide – 56 votes in favour and 4 against. The law will come into effect from January 1st next year.

Luxembourg has an openly gay Prime Minister, the Liberal Xavier Bettel, and also an out-gay Deputy Prime Minister, Socialist party leader Etienne Schneider.