Gay marriage is now officially allowed in Antarctica


At least the territory controlled by Great Britain (the British Antarctic Territory) made it legal for same-sex couples to marry. Although same-sex marriage became legal in the BAT at the same time as the law was changed in England and Wales, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office say the aim of the review is to ensure the legislation is up to date and in line with UK law.

The review description states that “These proposed changes relate to the Marriage and Registration Ordinances and look to bring them into line with domestic UK changes such as same sex marriage. The new legislation will allow both for the purchase of licences to conduct marriages and the purchase of a marriage licence in order for a marriage to take place”.

At least 250 people live in the BAT during the season and it is very important for them to have the same legal rights as in UK.


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