Gallery Click on the photos to view them at full size, and (where applicable) to read what the couple say about their wedding and why getting married was – and is – so important to them. Andrew and Stephen after their civil marriage in 2014. Andrew was the first Church of England priest to marry his same-sex partner. Laurence and Jeremy cut the cake Andrew and Stephen kiss at their wedding reception. Susan and Lisa were married in 2008, and celebrated a blessing of their civil marriage in St Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, San Diego, in 2011. Erika and Susan had their civil partnership in 2008 and converted it to marriage in the first week it was possible to do so, in December 2014 Jeremy and Laurence at their civil wedding ceremony Carla and Jo Photo credit: D’alamaine’s Photographica Ruth and Ellie’s marriage in 2014 was blessed in church, to the joy of their church community. Photography: Phink Photography Susannah Clark was baptised, confirmed, and has worshipped in Anglican churches all her life. She is married to Karina, a Latvian philosopher and joy-bringer. Jeremy and Laurence departing after their wedding, bearing gifts, love and blessings from their guests The 2017 wedding of John Caleb and Quentin at St Mark’s Episcopal Church in Arizona, USA Ruth and Ellie about to cut the cake Photography: Phink Photography Sharon and Sue Richard and Ricardo had a civil partnership in 2007 and converted it to marriage in December 2014, in the first week it was possible to do so. Laurence and Jeremy Rosemary (left) and Sophie (right) at their nuptial mass in St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow. The officiating priest is the Provost of St Mary’s, The Very Revd Kelvin Holdsworth. The 2017 wedding of John Caleb and Quentin at St Mark’s Episcopal Church in Arizona, USA Emma and Abigail were married at Leytonstone United Free Church in London on 18 August 2018. The service was conducted by the Reverend Gemma Dunning. It is striking the extent to which some opponents tie themselves in knots as they seek to prop-up the case against same-sex marriage, even as the theological foundations of the ‘traditional’ position erode around them. Colourful flowers and confetti adorn Ruth and Ellie’s joyful wedding day. Photography: Phink Photography Carla and Jo Photo credit: D’alamaine’s Photographica Susannah and Karina’s marriage before God has brought them blessing and laughter and deep happiness together, and in the lives they share with other people.