Ten couples are set to make history in Brighton & Hove when they are married at the same time on the first day the law allows.
All ten couples are civil partners and will be converting their existing civil partnerships into marriages at 10am on Wednesday 10 December 2014.
The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act came into effect at the start of the year, on Saturday 29 March 2014.
At that time there was no legal way for couples in civil partnerships to be married. This will be rectified when conversions begin this December for any civil partners who choose to take up the option to be married.
All ten couples will be given a commemorative certificate to mark their involvement in the 10 December celebration.
Among them will be Ian Scott and Ron Williams, who met in the 1960s and had no idea five decades ago that one day they would be legally able to marry.