Two Japanese lesbians have become the first same-sex couple to tie the knot at Tokyo Disney Resort, both decked out in fairy-tale white dresses despite an initial ruling that one had to wear men’s clothes.
“My love Hiroko and I wore wedding dresses and had a miniparade in DisneySea, a place I love,” Koyuki Higashi, 28, said on Twitter. “I was really happy!”
The event Friday was the first same-sex wedding in the amusement park, even though gay marriage has no legal standing in Japan.
“We may not have a law that applies to us, but when someone congratulates us for the wedding, I will proudly say: ‘Thank you!’ ” said Higashi.
The couple first hit the headlines after the theme park initially told them there would be no problem with the ceremony provided they dressed “like a man and a woman.” An employee at the park said a same-sex wedding would create “repercussions” among visitors if two brides wore wedding dresses or two grooms donned tuxedos.
But just a few days later the resort operator got back in touch to say that gay couples were free to mix and match their attire.
Higashi posted photos from the celebration on her Twitter site, showing both brides clad in white and accompanied by Mickey and Minnie Mouse.