First marriages for same-sex couples in the UK will take place tonight

Today certainly is a historical day for marriage equality in United Kingdom as first LGBT couples get their marriage licenses. As of midnight tonight, couples all over United Kingdom will be able to legalize their relationships. Peter McGraith and David Cabreza who spent the last 17 years together planned to get married as soon as the law changed. Now they have an opportunity to do so.

The Independent UK reports:

"We are thrilled to be getting married. It is a mark of significant social progress in the UK that the legal distinction between gay and straight relationships has been removed” said Mr McGraith.

"Saturday is a momentous day for England and Wales, as the first same-sex marriages mark full legal equality for lesbian, gay and bisexual people" said Ruth Hunt, acting chief executive of gay rights charity Stonewall. "The first weddings will send a powerful message to every person in Britain and around the world that you can live and love as you choose, regardless of your sexual orientation"

GLAAD would like to congratulate all the happy couples!

 

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