Thursday, July 18, 2013

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013

BBC news and current affairs programmes, including Newsround, are a bit flaky when it comes to fair reporting of certain stories.

One such story, affecting the future rights of numerous CBBC viewers went unreported on Newsround: namely the news that lesbian and gay couples have now gained the unquestioned right to get married in England and Wales. The legislation was granted Royal Assent yesterday and is now known as the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act. The first marriages under this Act are expected to take place early next year.

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