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Equal marriage bill for England and Wales given Royal Assent and is now law

The equal marriage bill for England and Wales was today given Royal Assent, and is now officially law.

The Queen’s Royal Assent was granted to the bill on Wednesday at 15:06, turning it into the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act, after clearing the final stage in Parliament yesterday, following two hours of debate, and the introduction of government amendments.

The bill officially became law once its Royal Assent was announced in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

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July 19, 2013

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