A new marriage law took effect Saturday, and pioneers rushed to take advantage of it. While gay marriage will be legal in England and Wales, it remains prohibited in the union’s other two component parts, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
March 29, 2014 Nikki Pettit, center, and Tanya Ward kiss as they pose for photographs with bridesmaid Mae after their wedding ceremony in Brighton, in southern England. Gay couples across England and Wales said “I do” as a law legalizing same-sex marriage took effect. Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images Buy Photo