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Glastonbury celebrates first same-sex marriage

Chris Sliney September 2, 2014

The town of Glastonbury is celebrating its first same-sex marriage as David and Colin Kreps tied the knot on August 27.

The couple who got engaged in April 2013, first met at a Lesbian and Gay chorus in 2004 before beginning to date in 2011.

David and Colin declared their love for each other at the town hall in front of the friends and family.

Colin said: “Everything went really well. At midday we had a pagan hand-fastening ceremony in the garden behind the Glastonbury Tribunal, before having the actual ceremony at 2:30.”

Talking about the progress that the LGBT community has made through the years David added “Back in the Eighties, I was one of the only openly gay men in Glastonbury.”

“With all of the unpleasant things that used to be said about gay people, I feel that the only place I could really be open was in Glastonbury, which has always been a welcoming place.”

The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act was first introduced to England and Wales on 29th March this year. With a total of 1400 same-sex marriages taking place within the first three months.

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