Archbishop Desmond Tutu's daughter Canon Mpho Tutu has married her long term partner in a private civil ceremony in the Netherlands.
Mpho Tutu, Episcopal priest and executive director of the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, married Marceline Furth who is a professor in pediatric infectious diseases at the Vrije University in Amsterdam.
The Tutu family released a short statement, according to Gay Star News, that read: "The couple are very grateful to their families and friends for their love and support."
The now retired South African Archbishop fought for civil rights and has stood up for the African LGBT community.
Most recently Mpho Tutu presided over her parents as they retook their vows after sixty years of marriage.
She has previously been married and has two children.
The couple are expected to marry in South Africa later this year.
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