These photographs were taken as part of our campaign to win marriage equality in the UK.
In December 2010 we went to register our intention to marry, fully aware of the outcome, and of course were refused; this gave us evidence of discrimination which we took to the European Court of Human Rights.
Along with 7 other couples, our case helped to push forward the UK government to change the law.
People imagined we’d get married immediately, many even assuming we’d suddenly think that the Conservative Party we a party who genuinely supported the rights of LGBT people and invite David Cameron to tea, but we haven’t and we don’t; this campaign was about winning social equality for others and not ourselves.
Proud to have played a part in the change in legislation and happy that others now have the freedom to marry their partner.
The campaign also focussed on obtaining the right to have a CIVIL PARTNERSHIP for heterosexual couples but we are yet to win this.
Find our more at http://www.equallove.org