Rev. Mpho lesbian marriage stands in stark contrast to her Tutu parents, who recently renewed their wedding vows on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s daugther, Reverend Mpho Tutu has married her fiancée in a private ceremony in Oegstgeest a town and municipality in the province of South Holland in western Netherlands.
Mpho's partner, Furth is a South African HIV/AIDS activist, who has also campaign against poverty, racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia.
She is a professor in paediatric infectious diseases at the Vrije University in Amsterdam.
It is the second time both Tutu and Furth have married.
After holding a civil union ceremony in the Netherlands, the couple will marry in South Africa later this year.
Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu fondly dubbed the Arch and his wife Leah celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows at St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who led a decades-long fight against racial discrimination in South Africa, says the oppression of gay people around the world is the “new Apartheid.”