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Parliament hosts first same-sex marriage

March 28, 2010

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— Britain’s Europe Minister Chris Bryant has taken part in Parliament’s first gay marriage, celebrating a civil partnership ceremony at the historic venue.

Bryant, a member of the governing Labour Party, won permission to conduct his civil partnership ceremony with partner Jared Cranney at the Palace of Westminster — home to the Houses of Parliament.

Britain has officially recognized same-sex civil partnerships since 2005, giving the couples the same legal protection and inheritance rights as in heterosexual marriages.

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