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Among first to tie the knot

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Among first to tie the knot

“As December loomed, Xavier Huitorel and Bastian Storch had “made peace” with the fact that same-sex marriage would not be legal in time for their dream wedding in the Hunter Valley.

But there were tears as they learned they would be granted a waiver from the 30-day notification period, allowing them to legally tie the knot last Wednesday. They had been planning the ceremony for 18 months.”