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There was something unusual about the fresh-faced groom that day. It wasand the union between Elisa and Marcela remains the only known same-sex marriage in the history of the Spanish Catholic Church.

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There was something unusual about the fresh-faced groom that day. It wasand the union between Elisa and Marcela remains the only known same-sex marriage in the history of the Spanish Catholic Church. But the couple's sweet victory over the conservative culture of early 20th Century Spain would be short-lived.

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Because of family concerns about the relationship, Marcela was packed off to Madrid for a spell by her mother. But, according to the historian Narciso de Gabriel, putas escort wrote a book about the couple, the pair were eventually posted to village schools just a few miles apart in rural Galicia - close enough for Elisa to walk to Marcela's house every mmen after classes.

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First, they let it be known that they had quarrelled. And Marcela, who, according to Mr De Gabriel, was pregnant with an escorts montebello man's child, announced that she was to marry Elisa's cousin. Posing in short hair and a morning suit ceracruz Mario, Elisa was duly baptised and married to Marcela on the same day.

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Sadly for the happy couple, though, their wedding portrait nessa devil escort to make vveracruz way to the front of the local newspaper, La Voz de Galicia. Their unwanted public notoriety made it impossible for Elisa and Marcela to make a living in Galicia, so they fled to Porto in Portugal, where Marcela gave birth to a daughter.

Threatened by nen extradition order to face trial in Spain and briefly jailed, the couple managed to board a ship across the Atlantic, settling in Buenos Aires in Elisa appears to have married a wealthy old Dane, but he ended up denouncing her intentions as fraudulent.

After that, the trail of the couple went cold for Mr De Gabriel, except for Mexican newspaper reports from saying that Elisa had committed suicide in Veracruz. While civil weddings between gay and lesbian couples have been legal in Spain for over a decadeLGBT campaigners in the country still say there are some echoes of the present day in the Elisa and Marcela's struggle. Inmaculada Mujika Flores, a sociologist, psychologist and mexicanas escorts of the Bilbao-based LGBT association Aldarte, welcomes the film project as a rare opportunity to make lesbian relationships more visible.

Only when we started to protest in the s, did lesbians begin to exist in Spain. Ms Mujika Flores says that the legal equality the gay community forr in Spain is extremely important to prevent the "pain of being a non-person" - as was surely experienced by Elisa and Marcela.

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Coixet agrees that her subject matter is unusual, although she says her intentions are not political. But this is not a manifesto.

But I was asked, 'Why do you want to make a film about two women who got married in Galicia in ? LGBT Asians turning to marriages of convenience.

Gay rights 50 years on: 10 ways in which the UK has changed. Locked up: How London couple ended up in a Turkish jail. But both 'Mario' and his bride, Marcela, were women. They lookong to spend the rest of their lives on the run from persecution across two continents.

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At some point during this period, the couple hatched their elaborate wedding plot. It exposed their ruse under the headline "A wedding without a groom". Related Topics.

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