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Tony and Manja’s little Kiwi wedding

It was in a council chambers in the New Zealand city of Dunedin that Tony and Manja became the Briffas last weekend, striking off two firsts in the one event – marrying in council chambers and also the first wedding of an Australian intersex person across the pond.\n

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21st October 2013 15:29

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Oceania

“In my vows I became Manja’s ‘husband and wife’, says Tony, who we first came to know Tony Briffa as a local councillor in Melbourne’s Hobsons Bay.

In choosing the venue for the couple’s nuptials, Briffa was drawn to the beauty of NZ’s South Island.

“The quaint cottages reminded me of Edinburgh,” Tony tells Same Same. But the Kiwi setting was also necessary due to the “sad reality” that they cannot wed in Australia.

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