Tatchell thanks 'all who helped' with gay marriage law

Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has thanked "all who helped" pass gay marriage into law:

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The Same-Sex Marriage Bill has now had royal assent. Thanks too all who helped. The first same-sex marriages will take place in Summer 2014

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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.