After five years of dating Chelsea Roden and Lisa Hirschpek decided to tie the knot — they have invited their friends, family and the Fist Couple of America to their wedding.
Such an extraordinary step was taken by the couple to express their gratitude to Barack and Michelle Obama who have spoken out in favour and supported same-sex marriage since 2013.
Commenting on their desicion Chelsea, who is from the States, said: “I had a lot of government on my mind and was feeling super thankful for all the changes in our country that makes our international same-sex marriage even possible.
When we started dating in 2011, marriage was the last thing on our minds – partially because we were 18 and living in different countries, but also because the idea of same-sex marriage was still so new.”
Although the Obamas won’t be able to attend the wedding they responded with the touching note:“Congratulations to you on your wedding day… May this special time be blessed with love, laughter, and happiness.
We wish you all the best as you embark on your journey together, and we hope your bond grows stronger with each passing year.”
Neither Chelsea nor Lisa expected the reply and were extremely happy to get the response, describing it as “a really sweet thing to have” and promosing to “definitely frame it or put it in a scrapbook.” The young wonen are now looking forward to getting married this autumn.