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Jean Lambert London's Green MEP

Green MEP congratulates first same-sex couples to marry in London

Jean at London Prinde 2013

28/03/2014 LONDON’S Green MEP Jean Lambert has offered her congratulations to all those getting married this weekend – including the first same-sex couples to tie the knot since the law changed last year.

But she said full equality would only come when all couples – regardless of their gender, sexuality or faith – could choose between marriage and a civil partnership.

Ms Lambert said: “Same sex marriage is a vital step towards equality – and I am delighted it has finally become an option for the many gay couples in committed relationships in London.

“But the struggle for full equality goes on – and Greens in the European Parliament will be at the heart of it.

“Earlier this year MEPs adopted a Green proposal calling for concerted EU action to stamp out homophobia across the union.”

The full report, drafted by Austrian Green MEP Ulrike Lunacek, is available here .