Saturday 29th March 2014
Celebratory message from Sue and Celia

Today marks the commencement of the Marriage (Same Sex) Couples Act 2013 –
the first day that same-sex couples can legally marry in England & Wales.

Our own marriage – made in Canada in 2003 – was recognised in England & Wales on 13th March 2013 (the day on which same-sex couples were first able to give notice of the intention to marry): 10 years and 7 months after we entered into it.

We’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all our supporters - and to everyone who worked so hard to make this happen.

Today: celebrate success in England & Wales!
Tomorrow: resume the struggle for marriage equality worldwide.

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Selection of recent media reports

The Guardian
 Gay couple who wed overseas celebrate in UK as same-sex marriage law arrives 
Champagne as clock strikes and pair's 11 years of unrecognised status ends with gay marriage now legal in England and Wales
 

BBC News  Registration opens for first same-sex marriages 

Totally4women  Same-sex marriage becomes legal in England and Wales 
History of a same-sex marriage in three acts. Act 1:  The Marriage (Canada 2003).  Act 2: The High Court Case (England 2006). Act 3: The Marriage Again (England 2014)


BuzzFeed
 Britain Now Has Its First Same-Sex Married Couples 
Thanks to a quirk in the law the U.K. recognised some marriages at the stroke of midnight on Thursday, 13 March — two weeks before the first ceremonies will take place.

Toronto Star  Same-sex marriages performed outside of U.K. to be recognized 
Lesbian couple who wed in Canada in 2003 will be among first to have their marriage legally recognized.


Belfast Telegraph
 Law change recognises pair's union 
A same-sex couple who lost a legal fight to marry eight years ago will become the first in the UK to have their union legally recognised.

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Note: This website was originally set up to support Sue Wilkinson & Celia Kitzinger’s legal case to have our marriage recognised in our home country; and our subsequent broader campaign to achieve marriage equality. The tabs above will take you to pages providing more information.

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