IN what is being described as a world-first, Spanish gay couple and police officers Chema and Jonathan were married over the weekend dressed in their uniforms.
While same-sex marriage is nothing new in Spain, it’s believed to be the first same-sex marriage between officers in the country’s national police force.
The couple, whose wedding photos have been shared globally across social media, met while serving in Spain’s Policia Nacional and have been together for five years.
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Speaking with Spanish radio station Canal Sur Radio, Chema explained: “We are not the first gays in the police, we have lots of gay friends in the force.”
He added that he hoped their wedding would help to achieve “normalisation”.
“If it helps someone who is being bullied in school for their sexual orientation to see it as something normal, then that’s great,” Chema said.
“It’s not something that should be hidden just because you belong to a particular institution.”