Same sex partners to say "I do"

The first gay weddings will take place in the region tomorrow after changes to legislation governing same-sex relationships.

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West's gay community gives marriage law a cautious welcome

From midnight tonight same sex marriage will become legal in the UK. At the moment, only civil partnerships have been available to gay people.

But the law does not mean that religious organisations have to perform marriage ceremonies, and couples already in civil partnerships cannot get married. That means the change in the law has only been given a cautious welcome by gay and lesbian organisations here in the West Country.


Cornwall Pride founder welcomes new legalisation

The founder and chairman of Cornwall Pride says the move to legalise same sex marriage is a "magnificent move forward".

Christian Diamant organises the Cornwall Pride parade in Truro, which celebrates the Lesbian, Gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

He is in a civil partnership which he hopes to transfer into a marriage. But, he says that means waiting until further legislation is brought in later this year:

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