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Bullock v. Godfrey
Bullock v. Godfrey
"Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution yet." — Mae West

Darryl Bullock, right, and Mark Godfrey, left, were one of the first couples to wed on December 21, 2005, when "gay marriage" laws were passed in the UK. They were also first in line to be divorced a year later. According to Bullock, "We were really proud to be one of the first couples to have the service, and we had a great six months, but then things went wrong." The couple exchanged vows at the Guildhall in Bath, Somerset, at 8:00 a.m., beating Elton John and David Furnish's ceremony in the Guildhall in Windsor by three hours.

"We were completely committed, but things change in any relationship. We are lucky that there is no property or kids involved but we have both moved on now in our own way." The couple had to wait the required year before filing for divorce.
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