April 8th Events

April 8th

04-08-2013 South Africa, in the town of KwaDukuza, the first African same-sex traditional wedding took place. Both 27 year old Tshepo Cameron Modisane and Thoba Calvin Sithol combined Zulu and Tswana traditions in their ceremony before 200 guests.

04-08-2016 US Appeals Court upholds gay marriage in Puerto Rico. On this day the US Appeals Court ruled that Puerto Rico can’t prohibit gay marriage. The Appeals Court said that the District Court Judge Perez-Gimenez misconstrued the law and directly contradicted its mandate. The judge was removed from the case by the 1st Circuit. The governor of Puerto Rico had authorized same-sex marriage through an executive order shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in June 2015. The U.S. territory also has extended other rights to same-sex couples, including child adoption.

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