Freinetschool de Boomgaard school in Ghent often holds ‘pretend’ weddings for students, usually with one girl and one boy taking part in the ceremony. But there were two best friends, two boys, who asked whether it was possible for them to marry each other instead and they were allowed to do it.
TV network TVO filmed the moment that the pair held their mock-wedding, exchanging friendship bands. The ‘ceremony’ was officiated by their teacher, with their class and other staff members serving as witnesses.
The channel says it is the first time that two boys have ever been allowed to marry each-other in the pretend ceremonies, but it serves as a “nice signal” to their classmates and the rest of the world.