Excerpt from BBC news December 2013
The first same-sex weddings in England and Wales will be able to take place from 29 March 2014, Equalities Minister Maria Miller says.
Initially it was thought the first marriages would not take place until next summer.
Couples wishing to be among the first to marry will need to give formal notice of their intention by 13 March.
It comes after the government’s controversial legislation on the issue received Royal Assent in July.
The Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat leaderships all backed the proposals.
This is fantastic news for same sex couples across the uk and another positive move forward for equality for all throughout the world.