A gay member of parliament has questioned why same-sex marriage will take so long to implement in England and Wales.
Chris Bryant, a Labour MP for Rhondda, took to social networking sites to ask why it will take until summer 2014 when gay couples will be able to legally marry.
On Twitter, he said: ‘Why is the govt taking nearly a year before same sex marriages can take place?
‘In France they happened within a week of the new law.
‘And why will people not be able to translate from a civil partnership to marriage…even later?’