Leading gay rights charity Stonewall is celebrating the announcement that gay couples in civil partnerships will be able to convert to marriage from December.
Sam Dick, Director of Campaigns at Stonewall told PinkNews: “We’re delighted that the Government has finally announced this date allowing tens of thousands of couples to plan their celebrations with family and friends.
“We very much hope that the process is straight forward, inexpensive and finally gives these couples the marriage certificate they’ve long waited for.”
Today’s announcement came at the end of a public consultation into the future of civil partnerships. The Government concluded that civil partnerships will not be abolished, but also will not be extended to straight couples.