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I DO, U.K.

Because civil unions had existed in the United Kingdom for about a decade—and the world knew that Elton John and David Furnish had long since formalized their partnership—many thought same-sex marriages were already the law in England. But one year ago this month, at the stroke of midnight on March 28, British gays and lesbians began saying their “I do’s” in a U.K. where marriage had become their legal right, too. (Postscript: The country’s earliest gay newlyweds were joined by John and Furnish in December.)




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