John Coffey and Bernardo Marti
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Gay couple prepare for marriage

27 March 2014 Last updated at 23:23 GMT

John Coffey and Bernardo Marti from London are preparing to marry in Westminster at the weekend when marriage laws change.

Until now, civil partnerships have been the only option for gay couples wanting to formalise their relationship, but now they can become lawfully married.

BBC London's Roya Neekah went to meet the husbands to be.