October 10, 2015 at 12:39 pm EDT | by Michael K. Lavers
U.S. ambassador to Denmark marries partner

Rufus Gifford, Denmark, gay news, Washington Blade

From left, U.S. Ambassador to Denmark Rufus Gifford and husband Stephen DeVincent (Photo courtesy Instagram)

Gay U.S. Ambassador to Denmark Rufus Gifford on Saturday married his partner in the Danish capital.

Gifford on his Twitter page said he and Stephen DeVincent tied the knot at Copenhagen City Hall, where the first legally recognized same-sex unions took place in 1989.

Gifford has represented the U.S. in Denmark since 2013.

He is among the six openly gay ambassadors representing the Obama administration overseas.

U.S. Ambassador to Australia John Berry married his partner, Curtis Yee, in 2013 at a D.C. church. U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Daniel Baer exchanged vows with his partner, Brian Walsh, in Vienna in 2014.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in August presided over the ceremony during which U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius and his husband, Clayton Bond, renewed their wedding vows.

U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic James “Wally” Brewster and his husband, Bob Satawake, married in 2013 on the same day that Vice President Biden swore him in. U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra James Costos and his partner, Michael Smith, have been together for 14 years.

Michael K. Lavers is the international news editor of the Washington Blade. Follow Michael

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