After a long struggle, the first lesbian or gay couple to be able to be legally married finally happened in Northern Ireland. From crossing borders to cross dressing to getting hitched, the history of LGBT couples who have tried to obtain legal rights to marriage is rich and varied. This article has a lovely array of photos from the very first same sex marriages in 15 countries and the stories behind them. It is incredibly sweet and a nice look back. It's just a shame that some countries have taken so long to get to this point.
Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Mia Jankowicz, Insider.com
Photo courtesy of José Sellier; Phil Noble/Reuters