August 11, 2016 at 1:19 pm EDT | by Staff reports
Olympics get first same-sex proposal
Isadora Cerullo, gay news, Washington Blade

Marjorie Enya, a manager at Rio’s Deodoro Stadium, popped the question to Brazilian women’s rugby player Isadora Cerullo. (Screenshot via Facebook)

RIO DE JANEIRO — A history-making gay marriage proposal occurred at the Rio Olympics this week when a lesbian couple got engaged at the games.

BBC reports Marjorie Enya, 28, a volunteer manager at Rio’s Deodoro Stadium, popped the question to Brazilian women’s rugby sevens player Isadora Cerullo, 25, following the first-ever women’s rugby sevens finals.

Although Cerullo’s team had finished in ninth place in the tournament after losing to Japan, Cerullo had plenty to celebrate when she accepted the proposal.

“The Olympic Games can look like closure but, for me, it’s starting a new life with someone. I wanted to show people that love wins,” Enya told BBC.

The couple lives in Sao Paulo and have been together for two years.

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