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Gay couple become first in Britain to hold civil partnership ceremony in a church

In Marriage and family on June 11, 2012 at 9:21 am

Gay couple become first in Britain to hold civil partnership ceremony in a church

A gay couple are thought to have become the first in the UK to hold a civil partnership ceremony in a church building.

Kieran Bohan and Warren Hartley made a commitment to each other at the Ullet Road Unitarian Church, in Liverpool, last month and are currently enjoying their honeymoon.

The couple, who described the event as a ‘milestone for equality’, only received council approval that the church could register civil partnerships a week before their big day.

Plans to allow religious buildings to host civil ceremonies were announced last February but the legislation was only implemented in December after public consultation.

Kieran, 41, who runs a youth group, said: ‘The pace of change is extraordinarily remarkable, but there is still work to be done.

-Read moreĀ Daily Mail
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