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First Same-Sex Marriages Take Place From Midnight

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: Gay couple Peter McGraith and David Cabreza stand on the steps of Islington Town Hall after being married shortly after midnight in one of the UK's first same-sex weddings on March 29, 2014 in London, England. Same sex couples have been able to enter into 'civil partnerships' since 2005, however following a change in the law in July 2013 gay couples are now eligible to marry in England and Wales. A number of gay couples have arranged for their wedding ceremonies to take place shortly after midnight on March 29, 2014 to become some of the first to take advantage of the new law. Parliament's decision to grant same sex couples an equal right to marriage has been met with opposition from religious groups. Gay marriage is currently being debated in Scotland, however the Northern Ireland administration has no plans to make it law. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
First Same-Sex Marriages Take Place From Midnight

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Credit:
Rob Stothard / Stringer
Editorial #:
481228855
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Getty Images News
Date created:
March 29, 2014
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Getty Images Europe
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