Chema and Jonathan at their wedding (Pic: Twitter / policia.cat)
Two gay Spanish policemen have tied the knot, becoming the first to do so within the country’s national police force.
The Local reported that Chema and Jonathan, a couple of five years, wed on Saturday in full dress uniform in the city of Jerez de la Fronteram, in south-western Spain.
“We are not the first gays in the police, we have lots of gay friends in the force,” Chema told Spanish radio station, Canal Sur Radio.
He explained that he hoped the publicity around their nuptials would help other gays and lesbians to accept themselves.
“If it helps someone who is being bullied in school for their sexual orientation to see it as something normal, then that’s great. It’s not something that should be hidden just because you belong to a particular institution,” Chema said.
The couple revealed that they planned to travel to the US for their honeymoon.
Spain’s LGBT community is blessed with one of the world’s most LGBT affirming legal systems. The country legalised same-sex marriage in 2005 and also allows adoption by same-sex couples.