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UK to hold first same-sex weddings on March 29

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LONDON (AP) — Save the date: The British government announced Tuesday that the country’s first same-sex weddings can be held on Saturday, March 29.

Equalities Minister Maria Miller said from then on marriage ‘‘will be open to everyone, irrespective of whether they fall in love with someone of the same sex or opposite sex.’’

“This is just another step in the evolution of marriage and I know that many couples up and down the country will be hugely excited that they can now plan for their big day and demonstrate their love and commitment to each other by getting married,’’ she said.

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