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David Cameron hails first same-sex marriages in Britain

David Cameron has hailed the first same-sex marriages in England and Wales as sending a "powerful message" about equality in Britain. The law changed at midnight, with a number of gay couples getting married in Britain.

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Sandi Toksvig renews wedding vows in public event

As gay and lesbian couples across England and Wales say I do, they will be in good company as broadcaster Sandi Toksvig renews her vows with Debbie Toksvig.

The free but ticketed event in the Royal Festival Hall on London's Southbank forms part of the centre's celebrations of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act becoming legal from midnight.

Sandi Toksvig re-weds her long-term partner. Credit: Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

The Radio 4 News Quiz presenter said the event would be a "joyous occasion" and invited the public to share the experience, at which they will joined by their four children.

Toksvig, who had a civil partnership with Debbie in 2007, said: "I look forward to celebrating with old and new friends. It is a public statement of pride in our love and thanks to all those who have campaigned for equality over many years."

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