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Tuesday, February 08, 2005

entry arrow1:37 PM | Underground, Baby

A gay wedding in the NPA? See it to believe it:





Here's the news story from the Philippine Daily Inquirer:



...[U]nder a romantic drizzle in a muddy clearing in Compostela Valley province in Mindanao, Ka Andres and Ka Jose exchanged vows in a heavily guarded ceremony before local villagers, friends from the city and their comrades in arms.



They are considered the first homosexual couple in the New People's Army who were wed by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).



During the "wedding," sponsors draped a sequined CPP flag around the couple's shoulders. The flag was held in place by a long, beaded cord which also went around the couple and the sponsors -- symbolizing that their marriage would be made stronger with the help of comrades and the masses.



Andres held a bullet, as did Jose and each other's hands. The bullets represented their "commitment in the armed struggle."


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