Same Sex Weddings now legal

The first same sex weddings will take place in England and Wales on Saturday 29th March, putting same gender couples on the same legal basis as heterosexual  married couples. This follows the successful completion of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 despite a rocky ride, last year. Maria Miller Equalities Ministrer  commented :”Marriage is one of our most important institutions and  now it will be open to anyone, irrespective of whether they fall in love with someone of the same sex or opposite sex.” They will also be lucky enough to qualify for the new Married Couples Allowance, aimed at encouraging  co-habiting couples to make a full commitment. All the Tickled Pink team welcomes the new  rules, having happily looked after the needs of same-sex couples in Bridal and Menswear for a number of years.