The first same-sex weddings can take place from 29 March 2014, equalities minister Maria Miller says.
Dozens of same-sex couples wed in the country’s capital territory but the new law could face a challenge in the courts next week. ‘Regardless of what happens on Thursday, we still get five days of legally being together,’ said one bride.
(Chris Knight/ Associated Press ) – The Rev. Frank Schaefer, right, of Lebanon Pa., walks to the gymnasium with an unidentified woman, before facing his sentencing at Camp Innabah, a United Methodist retreat, in Spring City Pa. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. A jury of his pastoral peers convicted Schaefer on Monday of breaking his vows by officiating his gay sons’ Massachusetts wedding in 2007. Schaefer could face punishment ranging from a reprimand to a suspension to losing his minister’s credentials.