Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s daughter weds her lesbian partner…and he was there!

Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s daughter weds her lesbian partner…and he was there!

Reverend Mpho Tutu, daughter of South African social rights activist, retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu got married to her lesbian partner, Professor Marceline Furth in a private ceremony in the Netherlands on Wednesday December 30th, 2015. Mpho, a mother-of-two, is an ordained Episcopalian priest. She was previously married to Joseph Burris, with whom she had her 2 children.2

The Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation confirmed that she married her partner in a small civil ceremony. This is both Tutu and Furth’s second marriage.

In a statement, the foundation says the couple will have a wedding ceremony in Cape Town in May this year. Furth is a professor in pediatric infectious diseases at the Vrije University in Amsterdam.1

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  1. Max 2.0
    January 05, 06:33 Reply

    This man have always had my respect.. Congrats to the newly weds..

    Oh and btw, I hate it when tabloids use terms like “gay partner”, ” lesbian partner ” instead of lover or heartthrob etc. I wonder when they’re going to realize that two men or two women can fall in love.
    I never see them write “partner” when talking about straight people.

    • Dennis Macaulay
      January 05, 07:05 Reply

      I agree with you, but I think they just want to draw attention to the story because if you see “Marries lover” you just may pass.

      Desmond Tutu matches his words with actions! Bravo!

    • Mandy
      January 05, 07:12 Reply

      It’s called sensationalism, Max. The word to grab your attention has to be used. Even PP is guilty of that with some of his titles.

    • bruno
      January 05, 07:54 Reply

      i actually prefer “partner” to “lover”. i’d definitely prefer call my significant other my partner instead of lover… i agree that “gay” or “lesbian” adjective before it is very unnecessary though and only serves to sensationalize the information.

  2. Uziel
    January 05, 07:16 Reply

    I don’t know why you all are congratulating Rev. Tutu as he isn’t the one getting married. I’ll only thank him for raising a child like his daughter and setting an example to parents worldwide on how to be a supportive father.


    • ken
      January 05, 08:12 Reply

      I think he is worth congratulating cos the blacks in south africa are just as homophobic (if not worse) as those in nigeria. Even in SA where being gay shld be like breathing cos of their constitution, u hear pple being murdered for being gay and lesbian being raped.

      Sometimes I think homophobia is more a black thing

      • Chuck
        January 06, 03:13 Reply

        It’s a poverty, and reactionism thing

  3. Mr. Fingers
    January 05, 07:33 Reply

    I guess Joseph Burris didn’t attend. Anyway congrats to the newly weds.

  4. Dennis Macaulay
    January 05, 07:40 Reply

    I will still marry my tall, slim, waif like European husband with washboard abs and blonde hair and my Mum will be in attendance!

    You just watch!

  5. Kenny
    January 05, 07:58 Reply

    Congratulations to the couple. This will be me someday. Maybe not in Nigeria, but I’ll definitely get married to a man!

  6. ken
    January 05, 08:09 Reply

    Father mbaka where are u oo…pls my wedding to my boo is next week. cum n grace the occassion with ur presence. Thanks

  7. keredim
    January 05, 08:40 Reply

    This is awesome. The couple look so happy and Archbishop more so.?

    But sadly this means the Rev is no longer a Christian and the Archbishop emeritus may be ex-communicated for supporting his daughter.

    Sad time, such sad times??

    • Rapum
      January 05, 09:31 Reply

      Excommunicate, ke? The archbishop has been outspoken about gay rights for decades. He once said, “I’d rather go to hell than to a homophobic heaven.” Also, the Anglican Church of South Africa is largely liberal; they’re not in impaired communion from England with most other countries in Africa.

        • Keredim
          January 05, 10:45 Reply

          I swear DM, I laughed out loud when I read his outburst.??????????????????

  8. peaches
    January 05, 09:53 Reply

    If this news were oranges, i wont mind being a hawker.

  9. Delle
    January 05, 10:01 Reply

    Wow! I don’t even know what to say, I’m so speechless.

    Wait, they are South Africans, ryt? How’s that news na? Afterall, gay marriage has been legalised there aeons ago. Of course, Tutu should be cool with it.
    When is Mugabe’s son getting married to his hunky porn star? Please PP, endeavour to share

    • kacee
      January 05, 10:46 Reply

      i’m so happy for them, Delle Mugabe’s son LMAO

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