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52 Heartwarming Pictures From The First Day Of Equal Marriage In The U.K.

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9. And a huge crowd of well-wishers.

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12. The ceremony was officiated by Jonathan Simpson, the mayor of Camden, who is himself gay.

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16. Meanwhile, at London club Heaven, people celebrated as they counted down to midnight.

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17. Kyle Emerson & Richie Wood got married at midnight in Sheffield.

Kyle Emerson and Richie Wood tied the knot at midnight in Sheffield's first equal marriage

Hallam FM News@hallamfmnews

Kyle Emerson and Richie Wood tied the knot at midnight in Sheffield's first equal marriage

09:34 AM - 29 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

18. Their MP, Yvette Cooper, gave them a copy of the Equal Marriage Act signed by all three party leaders as a present.

Very best wishes to Kyle Emerson & Richie Wood - counting down to midnight and the first #equalmarriage

Yvette Cooper@YvetteCooperMP

Very best wishes to Kyle Emerson & Richie Wood - counting down to midnight and the first #equalmarriage

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LOVE this pic of Sheffield's first equal marriage at midnight.Congrats Kyle & Richie! @SheffieldStar#sheffieldissuper

Ellen Beardmore@E_Beardmore

LOVE this pic of Sheffield's first equal marriage at midnight.Congrats Kyle & Richie! @SheffieldStar#sheffieldissuper

11:23 AM - 29 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

25. And there more marriages in Brighton once the sun was up.

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26. Phil Robathan and James Preston were married in Brighton this morning.

Phil and James with the Mayor outside Brighton & Hove Register Office Regency Room #equalmarriage

AlixMac@AlixMac

Phil and James with the Mayor outside Brighton & Hove Register Office Regency Room #equalmarriage

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27. Their ceremony was broadcast on BBC Radio.

Aw Phil and James! Husband and husband @bbc5live

Lesley Ashmall@lesleyashmall

Aw Phil and James! Husband and husband @bbc5live

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28. And then they left in an awesome car.

That's what I call a departure! Phil and James and one tasty car! @bbc5live

Lesley Ashmall@lesleyashmall

That's what I call a departure! Phil and James and one tasty car! @bbc5live

09:16 AM - 29 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

29. And the weddings continued...

Now it's the brides turn to celebrate at Brighton Town Hall #equalmarriage

AlixMac@AlixMac

Now it's the brides turn to celebrate at Brighton Town Hall #equalmarriage

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31. Kate Barber and Melanie Elvins were married in Stratford-on-Avon

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32. Helen Brearley and Teresa Millward got married in Halifax, Yorkshire.

Just over half an hour till Theresa and Helen from Meltham tie the knot in Halifax. A day of firsts.

BBC Radio Leeds@BBCLeeds

Just over half an hour till Theresa and Helen from Meltham tie the knot in Halifax. A day of firsts.

09:27 AM - 29 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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The moment Teresa and Helen tied the knot in #Halifax - fighting back tears! #equalmarriage @BBCLeeds @Calderdale

Kat Harbourne@KatHarbourne

The moment Teresa and Helen tied the knot in #Halifax - fighting back tears! #equalmarriage @BBCLeeds @Calderdale

10:51 AM - 29 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

34. Indian-born couple Subodh Rathod and Niranjan Kamatkar - who've been together for more than 19 years - got married this morning in Harringey, London, and even streamed part of their ceremony online.

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Rainbow flag flying over Cabinet Office & Scotland Office today to mark first same sex marriages #EqualMarriage

Cabinet Office@cabinetofficeuk

Rainbow flag flying over Cabinet Office & Scotland Office today to mark first same sex marriages #EqualMarriage

09:56 AM - 29 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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