Miffy and husband renew their vows in the country where everybody thinks they originated: Japan! (Miffy was actually created by Dutch artist Dick Bruna.)
Although gay marriage has no official status in Japan, this week Tokyo Disneyland announced it would begin allowing same-sex couples to wed on their property. This decision came after 27-year-old Koyuki Higashi inquired if it would be permitted for her to marry her partner there. This announcement is considered groundbreaking in a country where homosexuality is still a taboo topic. Via The Guardian:
Higashi and her partner have visited Disneyland to break their good news to Mickey Mouse, but have yet to set a date for the wedding. "Mickey first looked surprised to hear that we are a couple of girls," she said on her blog. "But we said we were there to thank him … and he celebrated with us."
Disney really does make dreams come true!
Hello, this is my boyfriend proposing to me on stage at Anime North 2012 in Toronto,Canada. I had no idea he had this planned! It was my 2nd masquerade ever and until I see him on one knee, I have no idea why I can't get off the stage, lol
Cute! Although I'm a little disappointed he didn't say, "in the name of the moon, I'll marry you!"