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42 Unforgettable Moments From The UK's First Same-Sex Wedding

Same-sex marriage ceremonies became possible in England and Wales from 29 March, so Peter McGraith and David Cabreza decided to get married at the stroke of midnight. History has been made.

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7. Peter asked for global solidarity: "If every country offered its gay and lesbian people marriage then this would be a much more progressive, safe world. Right now things are going backwards in some countries. We want to say that things can move forwards.”


8. And said this was not the end of the U.K.'s gay equality movement. "We are part of a global community. While we are happy to have won all these little victories it's far from over. We don't want to give the impression that it's all done and dusted."

9. Just 40 minutes before their wedding the couple took the time to speak to a member of the crowd who was concerned about the anti-LGBT laws passed by Uganda's President Museveni.


13. Tatchell claimed to BuzzFeed that same-sex marriage was only explicitly made illegal in the U.K. in 1971. "Before that time there was no prohibition. So the ban has only lasted 43 years. And at last it's gone."

17. This woman said she had been involved in the fight for marriage equality since the start. She had a picture on her phone from 1993 of her in a group called the "Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence".


23. Inside the building Peter and David's ceremony was almost finished. It had been timed to end on the stroke of midnight, so they could say their vows at the moment the law came into effect.

25. In anticipation the crowd began to, er, 'sing' the tune of "Here Comes The Bride".

27. They head downstairs, walk out of the front doors and everyone goes crazy.


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