British Prime Minister David Cameron Saturday legalised same-sex marriages in the country.
"This weekend is an important moment for our country. For the first time, the couples getting married won't just include men and women, but men and men and women and women. In Britain, it will no longer matter whether you are straight or gay, the state will recognise your relationship as equal," Cameron wrote in an article for PinkNews, a homosexual news portal in Britain.
The prime minister said the introduction of same-sex marriage would send a powerful message to young people growing up who are uncertain about their sexuality and make them comfortable that the state will not object to their sexual preferences.
"When people's love is divided by law, it is the law that needs to change," Cameron said.
"The introduction of same-sex civil marriage says something about the sort of country we are. It says we are a country that will continue to honour its proud traditions of respect, tolerance and equal worth. I am just as committed as ever to working with you to challenge attitudes and stamp-out homophobic bullying and hate crimes," Cameron added.
"Let us raise a toast to that, and all those getting married this weekend," he concluded.