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Gay Couples Say 'I Do' in England and Wales

A law legalizing same-sex marriage came into effect at midnight.
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Nikki Pettit, center, and Tanya Ward are showered with confetti after their wedding ceremony in Brighton, southern England on Saturday. Gay couples across England and Wales said "I do" as a law legalising same-sex marriage came into effect at midnight, the final stage in a long fight for equality. LEON NEAL / AFP - Getty Images

A law legalizing same-sex marriage came into effect in England and Wales at midnight, the final stage in a long fight for equality.

ABOVE: Nikki Pettit, center, and Tanya Ward are showered with confetti after their wedding ceremony in Brighton, southern England on Saturday.

Phil Robathan and James Preston hold hands during their wedding ceremony in Brighton, southern England, on Saturday.LEON NEAL / AFP - Getty Images