Same-sex marriage: now everyone can live happily ever after | Observer editorial

By: Juliet
On: Sunday, 16 March, 2014

In a tolerant, egalitarian society every citizen, gay or straight, should have the chance to tie the knot

Sue Wilkinson and Celia Kitzinger married in Canada in 2003, but until Thursday the couple had not worn their wedding rings ever since their challenge to the country’s refusal to recognise same-sex marriage was rejected by the high court in 2006. Last week, the two opened the champagne when the 2013 Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act came into force finally giving their marriage legal recognition in Britain. The Observer congratulates them and all same-sex couples who may now opt …read more

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