Monday, August 25, 2014

Over 1,400 same-sex couples married in England and Gales in three months


The UK's Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that 1,409 gay and lesbian couples married between 29 March and 30 June, when the first weddings took place after the Same-Sex Marriage Act was enacted.
 
The ONS has informed that 95 marriages took place only in the first three days. But the number of marriages taking place increased month on month, with 351 marriages in April, 465 in May and 498 in June.
 
After being passed equal marriage law in the British House of Commons, and two-thirds of people in the UK supporting the right to gay marriage, same-sex couples can tie the knot in England and Wales since March 29th.

Scotland’s same-sex marriage law is expected to be approved in 2015. By contrast, Northern Ireland currently has no plans to allow gays couples to marry in the future.


Sean and Sinclair were the first british gay couple
getting married at Camden Town Hall, in London

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