Mar 312024

Two happy smiling men under a rainbow banner with text "just married"It is ten years since the introduction of same-sex marriage in the UK.

The first same-sex marriage in Bristol took place in the Lantern Room of the Old Council House on Saturday 29 March 2014. Michael McBeth married Matthew Symonds, their dog Zoly carried their wedding rings in a bag attached to his collar.

The rainbow banner behind Mike and Matthew carried the message ‘just married’. It was donated to the Bristol’s M Shed Museum after the wedding.