Take a look at Thursday’s front pages from Britain’s newspapers (you can see them here). The big news of the day? A golf club might allow women to join. The Queen wants her great-grandchild to arrive before she goes on holiday. Someone has won the final of the UK’s business reality tv show The Apprentice. And perhaps the most discussed subject: Summer is hot.
Some have more substantial news as well—the prospect of war in Syria, for example. But here’s one thing that you’d never know glancing at those pages—that the day before the Queen gave her assent to the “Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill,” meaning that it has now become law in England and Wales. Same-sex “marriages” will probably take place before summer next year.