England and Wales get ready to wed

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The British government announced on Tuesday, December 10 that the first same-sex marriages in England and Wales will take place on March 29, 2014. When the bill was first passed, ceremonies were planned to begin early next summer. Instead, couples hoping to be married as soon as possible are to give formal notice by March 13, several months earlier than expected.

According to Pink News, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg stated, “This is the news many couples have been waiting for. After a long and important battle, this is a wonderful step forward for equality. Love is the same, gay or straight, so it’s only right that the civil institution should be the same. Next March will be a real moment for celebration as same-sex couples finally get the chance to express their love through marriage.”

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