What a surprise, as Russia recognises a gay marriage!

Eugene Wojciechowski and Paul Stotzko married in Copenhagen earlier this month and are reported to have had their marriage recognised in Russia where same sex marriage is illegal.

They submitted their passports on their return to Russia with an updated marital status, and said they had been formalised ‘without superfluous questions’.

They told Russian TV it was a “shock” that they did not have to fight for their union to be recognised. According to a survey released this month, 80% of Russians view gay sex as ‘reprehensible’.