Gay couples married by Belgian mayor via Google Hangouts

From the folks at Google:

Google Hangouts is a unique technology allowing 10 people to be on a video call simultaneously.

We wanted to put Google +’s hangouts at the service of a greater cause – the most debated issue in France at the time: same-sex marriage.

We partnered with the association “Tous Unis Pour l’Egalité” and created the first social same-sex marriage.

We made it possible for French gay couples to get married in France via Hangout, with a Mayor from Belgium where same-sex marriage is law. The ceremony was witnessed online by family and friends and broadcasted live on YouTube for the whole world to see.

Since then, the law has passed in France. It’s now possible for same sex couples to marry in France. But we still have a long way to go as we take this initiative further than France.

If your country is still deliberating the Bill and the Law is not yet passed, please be in touch with us : mariage@tousunispourlegalite.com and we will marry you, from France, live on the Internet via Google Hangouts.