SAME SEX MARRIAGES LAW: 29th March 2014 (Equal Marriage)
As of today 29th March 2014, the first same sex weddings will be able to take place. Up until now, since The Civil Partnership Act was passed in 2004, same sex couples have been able to have their relationship legally recognised. This was a huge triumph in Gay Rights and for equality within the LGBT community. Today, that triumph increases. Same sex couples can now legally get married in the same way that opposite sex couples have always been granted. Similarly, "same sex couples who have married abroad under foreign law and are currently treated as civil partners will instead be recognised in England and Wales as being married from Thursday 13 March 2014".*
Elliot London, posted a short film on YouTube in 2012 which highlights the important fact that 'Love is Love. Family is Family' in support of marriage equality. Check out the video:
The Huffington Post also has a fabulous gallery "Same-Sex Wedding Photos Every Marriage Equality Critic Should See" - here's a little taster:
Whatever your views or opinions on Equal Marriage, this is a beautiful image that represents the hot topic of the moment.
As are these little lovelies:
Images from Pinterest
If you want a bit more info on the new law then check out the Government's policy page for "Creating a fairer and more equal society"
Personally, I think the law is long overdue but they're all fantastic steps in the right direction.
Amore Star Events can help you design, plan and coordinate your wedding day. If you're in a same sex relationship and planning to get married, I'd love to hear from you. Imagine your wedding day that you've been planning for months, the invitations have been sent, the outfits purchased, the champagne is popping, and you're about to marry the love of your life. And then your phone rings, there's a knock at the door and you can't find your right sock. The cake, decorators, florist, caterers, and venue staff all arrive at once. Your bridesmaid is missing, you can't remember your vows and now you have a really big headache. It doesn't sound that fun, but for me it is. Your day, is all about you. You should be free to enjoy, relax and look forward to your wedding in peace. Let Amore Star Events do all the hard work for you.
In honour of the occasion, I would like to offer one lucky same sex couple an Amore Star Events 'On-the-day' coordination package, for free. (Prices start from £250.00 usually!) Gay Rights are a campaign close to my heart and I would love to be able to give something back to the community. If you're interested in having that little extra pair of helping hands making sure your big day runs to plan, then please send me a private message on Facebook and tell me your story. The winning couple will be notified by Sunday 13th April 2014.
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