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London’s rainbow zebra crossing will once again be rolled out in Trafalgar Square tomorrow, to mark the day that same-sex couples can convert their civil partnerships into marriages. Although same-sex couples have been able to get married since the end of March, people already in a legal partnership have had to wait until now to be legally married – unless they divorced first.
The crossing will be located opposite the Charing Cross Road entrance on Trafalgar Square, near Nelson’s Column. It will be in place for just the one day, from 7.30am until 7pm. Couples can head down to have their pictures taken on the crossing in celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) diversity, against a backdrop of one of London’s most iconic locations.
Martyn Loukes, Chair of TfL’s LGBT+ Network, said: ‘Once again we’re showing our support for our LGBT customers, families and staff in London, and we would love couples to come down and have their picture taken to celebrate this momentous event. I’ll be converting my civil partnership on the day, and will be marking the occasion by going to Trafalgar Square with my husband to have our picture taken on the crossing.’
TfL first used the Rainbow crossing in London for Pride in June, and then again in September at Arsenal Tube station to support the campaign to tackle homophobia in sport. The crossing is similar to ones that have appeared in Brighton, Tel Aviv and Sydney.
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