Renowned South African Archbishop, Desmond Tutu's daughter,Canon Mpho Tutu has married her longtime lesbian lover, Professor van Furth,in Netherlands.It is the second marriage for both. The wedding will be celebrated in Cape Town in May 2016.
“The couple are very grateful to their families and friends for their love and support‚” the family said in a brief statement.
Furth is a professor in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Vrije University in Amsterdam and Tutu is currently the executive director of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation.
Canon Tutu, the youngest daughter of Desmond and Leah Tutu, was married to Joseph Burris. They had two daughters, Nyaniso and Onalenna.She is an ordained Episcopal priest.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu who promotes gay rights ,has said the oppression of gay people around the world is the “new Apartheid.”
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“I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place,”
“I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this.“I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid. For me, it is at the same level,” he added.