The (Wedding) March of Progress
December 4, 2006 3:33 PM Subscribe
The grooms wore khakis and leather boots. Two game rangers, Vernon Gibbs and Tony Halls, became the first same-sex couple to legally wed in South Africa on December 1, a day after President Thabo Mbeki's government authorised gay marriages.
SA is the 5th country allowing fullly equal same-sex marriage rights--Worldwide timeline of advances here, from 1979 until now.
(In other news: Israel just officially recognized full rights for marriages made abroad, and Mexico City just approved Civil Unions)