80% of British people would love to attend a same-sex wedding

Publish Date: 28/03/2014

Around 80% of people in Britain would happily accept an invitation to a same-sex wedding, new research suggests.

From tomorrow, the landmark legislation allowing same-sex couples to get married will mean a positive step forward for equality.

An exclusive BBC Radio 5 Live survey suggests that one in five Britons would not accept an invitation to a same-sex wedding, but overall the Government legislation has been largely welcomed, with 68% indicating that they agree with the change to the law permitting same-sex marriages, compared with 26% who oppose it.

The research also suggests that, the younger people are, the more likely they are to support same-sex marriage with 80% of 18-34 year olds backing it compared with 44% of over 65s.

This research shows that society is changing for the better and that there’s still some work to do, but there’s no denying that equal marriages are here to stay and that lesbian, gay and bisexual people can now share in the same marital joy as their heterosexual friends and family.