Updated: Saturday, 29 March 2014 08:14 | By Agence France-Presse

Gay marriage becomes legal in England and Wales

A historic law legalising same-sex marriage came into force in England and Wales on Saturday, the final stage in the long fight for legal equality for gays and lesbians.


Several couples were conducting ceremonies on Friday night in a bid to be the first to say "I do", in what Prime Minister David Cameron said was an "important moment for our country".

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