A gay couple together for almost 49 years were among the first to be married under new laws in England allowing civil partnerships to be converted to marriage
Roger Lockyer (87) and Percy Steven (75) were among the first couples in England to enter into a civil partnership in 2005.
“To me, it feels like reaching the top. We really are married. Which is what we have been for nearly half a century of course. But to have formal recognition of that I think is something that’s so unexpected and wonderful.”
Steven said that he is most looking forward to finally joining the couple’s utility accounts because he can now “ask for an account in both names.”