January 4, 2016 at 11:53 am EST | by Mariah Cooper
Desmond Tutu’s daughter marries in civil ceremony
(Screenshot courtesy of YouTube)

(Screenshot courtesy of YouTube)

Reverend Mpho Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s daughter, married her fiancée Professor Marceline van Furth last week.

According to African Human Rights Coalition, the pair married in a private civil ceremony in South Holland in western Netherlands. The couple plan to have a wedding ceremony in Cape Town in May.

Furth is a professor in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Vrije University Amsterdam. Reverend Tutu is the executive director of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation.

It is the second marriage for both women.

Reverend Tutu’s father Archbishop Tutu has been a strong supporter for gay rights as of late. BBC reported in 2013 that during the launch of the Free and Equal campaign in Cape Town, Archbishop Tutu spoke out about his feelings on homophobia in religion.

“I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place,” Archbishop Tutu said.

He went on to compare the fight for gay rights to racism in South Africa.

“I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid. For me, it is at the same level,” Archbishop Tutu said.

 

 

 

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