Gay marriage becomes legal in UK after royal approval

File photo of a general view of groom cake decorations on a wedding cake. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Gay marriage has become legal in Britain after the bill was granted Royal Assent by the Queen.

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Gay marriage passes into law

Gay marriage has officially become law in England and Wales.The Bill, which despite opposition was heavily backed by both MPs and peers, has finished its passage through Parliament.