In a piece that reads more like some magical gay village fairytale, British paper Milton Keynes Today profiles two local gay cops who were married on the first day of legal partnerships in Britian (the same day as Sir Elton, darling.)
Devoid of any controversy at all, the piece simply recounts how the couple met and were married, where they honeymooned (um, Lapland?!?!) and how much the townsfolk are happy for them.
The couple arrived at the register office in a luxury limousine and the ceremony was witnessed by 30 friends and relatives and colleagues. Afterwards 300 people helped them celebrate their union at a party in the police station bar. After a Christmas honeymoon in Lapland, the pair returned last week to a sea of congratulations from colleagues – including a special message from local police area commander, Superintendent Liam Macdougall.
“I am delighted for Darren and Chris personally and pleased to see the enactment of steps taken to provide a level of equality that has previously been absent,” he told the Citizen. “Thames Valley police fully supports and encourages diversity and this is another step towards achieving a wholly representative and diverse workforce,” he added.
Now if only Jimmy Stewart showed up and invited everyone back to that old savings and loan for a nightcap, things would be perfect. Congrats to the newly wedded blokes!
Gay officers tie the knot [Milton Keynes Today]