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Wrexham's Guildhall hosts first same sex marriage

Published date: 06 May 2014 |
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HISTORY was made when the Wrexham’s Guildhall hosted its first same sex marriage ceremony.

James Hatfield, 32, and Nathan Saffy, 21, both from Wrexham, became the first same sex couple to get married at Wrexham Council’s register office at the Guildhall following this year’s historic change in the law.

Following the ceremony on Friday, James said: “We are absolutely thrilled to become the first gay couple to marry here in Wrexham.

“When we rang the council’s registration services we booked the earliest date available and we are really pleased that we now have the opportunity to show our love and commitment to each other by marrying.

“This has been a very special day for us and we hope it will encourage more same-sex couples in the county borough to come forward.”

Since new legislation became law on March 29, marriage is available to everyone, regardless of sexuality or gender.

Wrexham Council’s registration services team is available to help couples by planning a marriage ceremony.

Cllr Neil Rogers, leader of Wrexham Council, said: “Marriage is a very special occasion and I am delighted we were able to help James and Nathan celebrate their momentous day.

“Same-sex marriage has finally achieved legal recognition and this is a vital step for equality for all couples who wish to take this step.

“This was an historic day for us as a council and I’m sure it will be an occasion the couple remember for the rest of their lives.”

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