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May 10, 2012

Obama gay marriage Tweet: How about honeymooning in Cape Town?

Cape Town celebrates its pink community. Image © Cape Town Tourism

Capetonians have come out in support of United States President Barack Obama, who announced on Wednesday that he is in support of same-sex marriage.

In an interview with ABC News as well as on Twitter, Obama said, "At a certain point I just concluded that for me, personally, it is important to go ahead and affirm I think same-sex couples should be able to get married." 

Cape Town resident, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) activist and newly wed Tracey Fared said, "I think it's progressive for President Obama to have made the comment. The LGBT community in the US has had a long struggle for equal access to marriage. This is a huge stepping stone for a liberal country such as the US. It's also a sign to the rest of the world that there is something to learn, and gives hope for equal rights and privileges."

Same-sex marriage has been legal in South Africa since the Civil Union Act came into force on November 30, 2006. Cape Town is indeed one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world, hosting events such as Gay Pride and The Mother City Queer project, and has long been a destination of choice for LGBT travellers. 

Are you getting married soon? Why not consider Pink Cape Town as the ideal honeymoon destination, where most don't bat an eyelid?

In 2011, Out Now Consulting, an agency that provides gay and lesbian marketing strategy, announced Cape Town as one of its Top 20 LGBT holiday cities worldwide. Recently, the UK’s Guardian newspaper recognised Cape Town as one of the 10 most popular gay destinations in the world, and the US publication, Out and About, named the Mother City a worldwide favourite.

Check out our list of top pink places to stay in Cape Town. 

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