Okay Lovelies, I know I’m a little late with this but I am more than pleased to report that the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 has received Royal Assent and is now Law in England and Wales.
The Bill passed through the Westminster Parliament with alarming speed. It was originally thought it may not become law until the new year. Needless to say there are those opposed to it who are voicing their concern with just how quickly it has proceeded through parliament. For my own part I am not a fan of knee-jerk legislation and I worry that they may have not got everything right.
However, only time will tell and a big hug and heartiest congratulations to England and Wales in taking this momentous step forward.
It had been hoped that the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill currently progressing through the devolved Scottish Parliament would be in place before the Westminster Bill. Sadly that was not to be. It is worth pointing out however that the Scottish Bill covers all marriage; heterosexual and same sex, and that the parliament took their time over it to make sure everyone is covered, including trans people, and that it is absolutely watertight against opposition.
This therefore is not a time for sour grapes or bearing grudges dears. I am not nor have I ever been anti-English and I send all same sex couples in England and Wales wishing to marry my heartiest congratulations upon this wonderful news.