The UK Legalises Gay Marriage – The Momentous Day In Pictures

Yesterday marked a milestone in the history of LGBT rights within the United Kingdom

The 29th March, a relatively bright and sunny day (for the UK that is), was certainly a one to remember. Yesterday marked the first day of legal gay marriages performed within the United Kingdom, and as Prime Minister David Cameron rightly said it sent a “powerful” message of equality to the world.

The Law changed at midnight and there were many eager Brides and Grooms to-be across the country, waiting at the aisle ready to say their “I do”s…

Finally we are treated equal to our straight allies, proving that 2014 is certainly going to be our year. So grab a tissue and lets take a look at the momentous day in photos:
Supporters gather outside Islington town hall at midnight to witness the first UK gay weddings.

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The Gay Pride flag was flown above Whitehall to mark the legalisation of gay marriage.

UK first gay marriages

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Some of the first LGBT couples to legally wed in the UK

Aaron Adem Erbas and Louis Monaco were one of the first gay couples to wed in the UK.

UK gay marriage legal

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Sandi Toksvig and Debbie Toksvig dance during their wedding ceremony at the Southbank Centre in London.

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Lesbian couple Nikki Pettit and Tanya Ward are one of the first to marry in the United Kingdom.

gay marriage UK

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Phil Robathan and James Prestons ceremony left one guest emotionally overwhelmed.

gay marriage UK

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23 year old Sarah-Louise Billington and her wife Rebecca Green married on the first day of legal gay marriages and could be the youngest to tie the knot.

UK lesbian wedding

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Another happy gay couple: Peter McGraith and David Cabreza.

Gay men marry in London

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Teresa Millward and Helen Brearley marry in a Halifax registry office in northern England.

lesbian women marry in halifax UK

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Rachel Newbolt

Rachel is a web media student from London, UK.