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Same-sex couples legally marry in England, Wales

Same-sex couples legally marry in England, Wales

Couples flocked to town halls during the early hours of Saturday as a law legalizing same-sex marriage took effect in England and Wales.

The law, which was passed last year, was hailed by politicians from both the country’s main parties. Prime Minister David Cameron said he believed the law sent a message that people were equal “whether gay or straight.”

Scotland also passed a similar law in February but the first same-sex marriages aren’t expected until October.

Photo: Peter Tatchell (left) was chief witness at Peter McGraith and David Cabreza’s wedding in Islington. (Getty Images)

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