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Same-sex couple ‘honoured' to part of history after Antarctic wedding


Two RRS Sir David Attenborough crew members have become the first same-sex couple to marry in the British Antarctic Territory. Stewards Eric Bourne and Stephen Carpenter, 41 and 49, have been together for 20 years and were married by Will Whatley, the ship’s captain, at the British Antarctic Survey’s Rothera Research Station.

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