Celebrating a Decade of Same-Sex Marriage Equality in England and Wales

29 Mar 2024
Lynne Featherstone addressing crowds at the marriage equality celebration rally.

Today marks a monumental milestone in our journey towards equality as we commemorate ten years of same-sex marriages in England and Wales.

Marriage equality isn't just about legal recognition; it's about affirming the love and commitment shared by all couples, regardless of gender. This historic step has not only brought joy and validation to countless lives but has also paved the way for a more inclusive and accepting society.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to trailblazers like Baroness Lynne Featherstone and the dedicated LGBTQ+ activists whose unwavering determination made the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 a reality. Their passion and persistence have reshaped our nation's landscape, setting a precedent for progress and acceptance.

As Liberal Democrats, we stand firm in our commitment to championing the rights and dignity of all LGBTQ+ individuals. We vow to continue the fight for true equality, ensuring that every person, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, can live authentically and without fear of discrimination.

Join us in celebrating love, diversity, and progress as we reflect on a decade of monumental change. Together, let's keep pushing boundaries, breaking barriers, and building a future where everyone is free to love and be loved.

"The tireless efforts of Liberal Democrat ministers like Baroness Lynne Featherstone were instrumental in getting the Same Sex Marriage Act passed. I am so grateful for the hard work of people like Lynne and the countless heroes from the LGBT+ community who made this a reality."

Sir Ed Davey

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