A bill to allow same-sex marriage in England and Wales is now law, though the unions aren't expected to take place until 2014.
Queen Elizabeth II has given her assent to the landmark bill, which the British House of Commons passed Tuesday, the house's speaker, John Bercow, said Wednesday.
The first same-sex wedding could be held as early as next summer.
The law does not come into force immediately because government departments need time to make changes. New processes must be drawn up for registrars, and new forms will also have to be drawn up.
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