Following the passage of a marriage equality law in the U.K. this summer, the government has announced that same-sex marriages will begin in England and Wales in March.
This is several months earlier than expected, according to BuzzFeed U.K., as a result of extra work on Parliament’s part:
The timetable announced today also confirmed that same-sex couples married abroad under foreign law and currently treated as civilly partnered will be officially recognised as married by March 2014. The government also said that it is working toward civilly partnered couples being able to convert their status to marriage, and married people wanting to change their legal gender to be able to do so while remaining married. They aim to do this before the end of 2014.
Eeee how exciting! (Photo via DCMS on Twitter)