PM: Congratulations to all same-sex couples getting married today – I wish you every possible happiness for the future #equalmarriage
The Prime Minister David Cameron, who is also the MP for the Oxfordshire constituency of Witney, has extended good wishes to all same-sex couples holding weddings today. The ceremonies can be held after a change in the law on the stroke of midnight on Friday.
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