World

Luxembourg prime minister marries partner 1 year after country approves same-sex marriages

  • Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, right, puts his hand around the shoulder of his partner Gauthier Destenay after their marriage at the town hall in Luxembourg, on Friday, May 15, 2015. The marriage comes one year after the parliament approved legislation to turn Luxembourg into an increasing number of countries allowing for same-sex marriages. Bettel and Destenay have been civil partners since 2010. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, right, puts his hand around the shoulder of his partner Gauthier Destenay after their marriage at the town hall in Luxembourg, on Friday, May 15, 2015. The marriage comes one year after the parliament approved legislation to turn Luxembourg into an increasing number of countries allowing for same-sex marriages. Bettel and Destenay have been civil partners since 2010. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)  (The Associated Press)

  • Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, right, waves as he walks out of the town hall with his partner Gauthier Destenay after their marriage in Luxembourg, on Friday, May 15, 2015. The marriage comes one year after the parliament approved legislation to turn Luxembourg into an increasing number of countries allowing for same-sex marriages. Bettel and Destenay have been civil partners since 2010. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, right, waves as he walks out of the town hall with his partner Gauthier Destenay after their marriage in Luxembourg, on Friday, May 15, 2015. The marriage comes one year after the parliament approved legislation to turn Luxembourg into an increasing number of countries allowing for same-sex marriages. Bettel and Destenay have been civil partners since 2010. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)  (The Associated Press)

  • Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, right, walks out of the town hall with his partner Gauthier Destenay after their marriage in Luxembourg, on Friday, May 15, 2015. The marriage comes one year after the parliament approved legislation to turn Luxembourg into an increasing number of countries allowing for same-sex marriages. Bettel and Destenay have been civil partners since 2010. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, right, walks out of the town hall with his partner Gauthier Destenay after their marriage in Luxembourg, on Friday, May 15, 2015. The marriage comes one year after the parliament approved legislation to turn Luxembourg into an increasing number of countries allowing for same-sex marriages. Bettel and Destenay have been civil partners since 2010. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)  (The Associated Press)

The prime minister of Luxembourg is marrying his partner a year after the tiny, staunchly Roman Catholic nation's parliament approved legislation allowing same-sex marriage.

Prime Minister Bettel Xavier at first said he wanted to have a very private wedding, but on Friday morning, he had already posted a picture of himself with Belgian partner Gauthier Destenay on his Twitter profile page. The official ceremony at Luxembourg City Hall is set for late afternoon Friday.

In 2010, Iceland's prime minister married her partner in what was believed to be the first same-sex wedding of a ruling government leader in Europe.