Almost There: Marriage Equality Finds A Narrow Victory In The House Of Commons

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gaymarriagevoteYesterday was a big day for civil rights in Britain. Last night, in a free vote, the House of Commons met, debated, and voted on the same sex marriage bill.

Fortunately, it was a success...but a hard fought one, with victory narrowly achieved by 127 votes in favour to 136 against. Debate raged on for five hours but all party leaders stood (for once) united in their support for this bill.

PM David Cameron was notable by his absence for most of this momentous event but he did tweet a response to the outcome, “Strong views exist on both sides but I believe MPs voting for gay people being able to marry too, is a step forward for our country.” We couldn’t agree more. (The Dish)

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