A Bedford couple made history at the weekend after being wed in what is thought to be the town’s first gay marriage.
Pauley and Steven Colhoun-Matthews tied the knot at The Barley Mow, in Bromham Road, on Saturday in what is thought to be the first marriage of its kind.
The couple were given new freedom to be recognised as married in July, after Royal assent was given to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013.
This means that people in same sex relationships can now legally marry in the UK, where previously they would have had to enter into a civil partnership.
The bill sparked a debate across the country, with some religious groups opposing the unions, which could legally take place in a church.
Some MPs also claimed that the bill was not far-reaching enough, and did not give full equality to same sex couples.
Pauley, 30 and Steven, 26, met on a night out three years ago and have been together ever since.
They said their vows in the pub’s beer garden surrounded by well wishers.
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