A gay couple will become the first same-sex pair in Britain to get married – ONE MINUTE after new laws come into force.
Phillip Robathan will tie the knot with James Preston at 9.01am on March 29 – the first available time when gay couples can get married in England and Wales.
Phillip, 37, and James, 27, met with a registrar in Brighton on Wednesday moments after equalities minister Maria Miller announced the change in law.
The loved-up couple were given the first available time – one minute after the laws change.
Up until now same-sex couples have only been able to be joined by civil partnership.
Phillip said: “We will be the first gay couple in Britain to get married. We’ll be having a full 45 minute ceremony it’ll be the first ever gay marriage.
“We’re hoping to make it the biggest it can possibly be. It’s going to be a historic day and for us to be the first makes it even more special.
“It’s a big leap for the gay community because now we will finally have the same rights as a male and female couple. It’s something we’ve been waiting for a long time.”