_73897079_021709009-1The first same-sex weddings have taken place after gay marriage became legal in England and Wales at midnight.┬áPoliticians from the main parties have hailed the change in the law.┬áDavid Cameron said the move sent a message that people were now equal “whether gay or straight”, but some religious groups remain opposed.┬áScotland passed a similar law in February; the first same-sex marriages are expected there in October. Northern Ireland has no plans to follow suit. MORE