Miffy and husband renew their vows in the country where everybody thinks they originated: Japan! (Miffy was actually created by Dutch artist Dick Bruna.)
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!"
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!