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20:39 | 26th April 2017

News: UK

Mon 29 Mar, 2010
By Danielle Carter


Theirs was the first same-sex marriage to take place in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament after Speaker John Bercow obtained the necessary licence from Westminster City Council.

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Europe Minister Chris Bryant yesterday got hitched in the first civil partnership at the Palace of Westminster.

He and partner Jared Cranney tied the knot in the Members' Dining Room, overlooking the Thames.

Theirs was the first same-sex marriage to take place in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament after Speaker John Bercow obtained the necessary licence from Westminster City Council.

Afterwards the couple said they were "enormously grateful" to Mr Bercow.



They said in a statement: "Only a few years ago you could sack people or refuse to serve them because of their sexuality and gays were banned from adopting or getting married."

 

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