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This Lesbian Couple’s Wedding In The Philippines Shows Love Doesn’t Discriminate | LGBTPost

This Lesbian Couple’s Wedding In The Philippines Shows Love Doesn’t Discriminate

“We all know how difficult it is to love the way that they do in this country.”

Filipino-Australian couple Ann and Rica travelled to the island of Boracay in the conservative country of the Philippines to hold their wedding ceremony.

While same-sex marriage is illegal in both the Philippines and Australia, Ann and Rica are legally recognised by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages in Australia as being in a de facto relationship.

Members of the LGBT community in the Philippines face stigma, and the loving couple find it easier to live in Australia as a same-sex couple than in their home country.

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The couple weren’t sure if wedding suppliers in the Philippines would accept same-sex clients.

The couple weren't sure if wedding suppliers in the Philippines would accept same-sex clients.

However, once they started liaising the suppliers gave them nothing but "unwavering support, encouragement and love."

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Ann and Rica also spent some time researching to find a church that would officiate their wedding.

Ann and Rica also spent some time researching to find a church that would officiate their wedding.

They stumbled upon the Metropolitan Community Church that was based in Quezon City who were open to any religious denomination and focused on services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups. At home in Sydney, Ann and Rica are part of the Catholic community and regularly attend church.

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Despite the Catholic church’s unwavering stand against same-sex marriage, Rica shared with BuzzFeed that God and the church still play an important part in their relationship.

Despite the Catholic church's unwavering stand against same-sex marriage, Rica shared with BuzzFeed that God and the church still play an important part in their relationship.

"Our faith is part of our foundation in love. God is our anchor always bringing us back closer."

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