It is clear that the LGBT community in Russia is under attack. Last year, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke of cleansing homosexuality from their country. Since then, LGBT favorability in Russia has decreased. And gay marriage is illegal in Russia.
While marrying someone you love of the same gender is illegal there, a man in the Russian city of Tomsk did something a little odd.
He got married to pizza.
The ceremony between the man and a box of deep-dish pizza took place at a pizzeria in his city. The managers and cooks at the pizzeria were part of this ceremony.
The ‘bride’ has her own veil.
Russian authorities refused to issue a marriage certificate to the man.
The pizzeria made their own marriage certificate instead.
Why did this man marry a box of pizza?
"At some point I realized that half of my friends were complaining about their better half, while the others were complaining about the lack of a better half," he said according to the Mirror. "Love between two humans is a complicated wild thing. I was grateful that I had at least my love of food and then it came to me that actually love for food remains stable no matter what. Pizza would not reject you or betray you, and speaking quite frankly and sincerely, I love it."
Earlier this year, a woman snapped humorous engagement photos with a box of pizza.
(H/T: The Mirror)