Irish Times - First gay couples marry in UK at stroke of midnight

31 Mar 2014

JohnBerndardoCityWestminster John and Bernardo married by the City of Westminster Registrar (Image: @CityWestminster Twitter)

The first same-sex marriages took place in Britain today as couples held midnight ceremonies in a race to be the first to marry.

Prime minister David Cameron hailed the unions, saying marriage was not something that should be denied to anyone because of their sexuality.

Campaigners have spent years battling to end a distinction that many gay couples say made them feel like second class citizens and today was the first day that gay couples could tie the knot in England and Wales.

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