The marriage will be concluded between a 40-year-old Michael Gallatinov and a 31-year-old Mark Goodwin. Both are serving life sentences for murder. As the news publication points out, the victims of both victims were also gay.
The newspaper notes that the couple will not be sharing the same cell after the wedding. In addition, the ceremony will not be paid for by the state (The Daily Mail did not specify who financed the wedding).
According to British law, prisoners have the right to marry in prison since 1983. They are also protected by the Human Rights Act, which applies to all EU countries: according to this document, marriage is considered a basic human right, along with education, health care and freedom of religion.
The status of same-sex marriage is different in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. In particular, the law on same-sex marriages in England and Wales was passed by the British Parliament in July of 2013 and became effective on March 13, 2014.