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Nick Clegg on same sex marriages taking place from March 2014

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The Deputy Prime Minister responds to the news that same sex marriages in the UK will now take place from March 2014.

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport announced the news today (10 December) that same sex weddings in England and Wales will be able to take place from Saturday 29 March 2014.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said:

This is the news many couples have been waiting for. After a long and important battle, this is a wonderful step forward for equality. Love is the same, gay or straight, so it’s only right that the civil institution should be the same.

Next March will be a real moment for celebration as same sex couples finally get the chance to express their love through marriage.