As promised, same-sex marriage became legal a little while ago at midnight in England and Wales. Couples in both realms have already begun to say ‘I do’ and their friends and loved ones have taken to social media to help document this historic occasion.
Though the identity of the first gay couple married in Britain is not certain at this point, the council of Islington, a district in greater London, had suggested that two of its residents, Peter McGraith and David Cabreza (pictured below), would be the first. Indeed, the happy pair have tied the knot, as Twitter user Andy Hull (@AndyHull79) shared: CONGRATULATIONS, Peter McGraith & David Cabreza, now Husband & Husband! #equalmarriage #makinghistory in @IslingtonBC.
Check out more images -- and a video! -- of McGraith and Cabreza along with those of other happy couples from across the pond, AFTER THE JUMP…
— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) March 28, 2014
Kyle and Richie in Sheffield
— SheffieldCityCouncil (@SheffCouncil) March 29, 2014
— Cllr Neale Gibson (@cllrnealegibson) March 29, 2014
John & Bernardo
— Marc Bates (@marcbatez) March 29, 2014