I’ve put together an album of photos in my Gazette blog from the first same-sex marriages in Britain today. I can’t show the images here because they are copyrighted, but you can click on the link and see them for yourself, if interested. (And, yes, I am a sentimentalist).

Here is what I wrote there to introduce the photos:

“Saturday is a momentous day for England and Wales, as the first same-sex marriages mark full legal equality for lesbian, gay and bisexual people. The first weddings will send a powerful message to every person in Britain and around the world that you can live and love as you choose, regardless of your sexual orientation.”
– Ruth Hunt of Stonewall

I have to admit that I am a little choked up as I view the photos coming in from Britain of the first same-sex marriages in that country, performed shortly after midnight. It is a day long overdue. Seeing the happy faces of the couples, I just can’t imagine how anyone could have tried to stop them from getting married. I know deep in my heart and soul that love transcends gender, that it is about a union of two spirits, and that if there is a Great Spirit animating the universe, it is smiling down on Britain today.

Love has prevailed. Hallelujah!

Congratulations to all the happy couples, and congratulations to all the people in Britain who contributed to bringing about this historic day.

Here are some photos of the happy couples.

Smiles . . . I think I’ll go home and toast these couples with a nice glass of wine.

Have a wonderful weekend, dear readers!


– Jillian

P.S. Updated Saturday afternoon with more photos, and I’m all choked up again.