Are gay weddings legal in UK? The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill completed its historic journey through Parliament by receiving Royal Assent today, officially making it law. Women and Equalities Minister Maria Miller also announced that the first same sex wedding could take place by as early as summer 2014.
When did it become legal for gay couples to marry in the UK? In 2013, Parliament passed the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act which introduced civil marriage for same-sex couples in England and Wales.
When was homosexuality legalized in England? In 1967 the Sexual Offences Act was passed which decriminalised private homosexual acts between men aged over 21, while at the same time imposing heavier penalties on street offences.
Why was the marriage Act 2013 passed? The Act enables same sex couples to solemnize marriages in accordance with civil marriage laws. It allows for solemnization of the marriage of same sex couples to be carried out in register offices and on approved premises (such as hotels).