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Britain – gay marriage bill progresses

Written By: - Date published: 11:01 am, February 6th, 2013 - 9 comments
Categories: activism, human rights, uk politics - Tags: ,

It was a fascinating debate in Britain, but in the end the result was clear. From The Guardian’s Politics Live blog:

MPs vote overwhelmingly in favour of gay marriage

Britain is on course to adopt gay marriage after the House of Commons voted to give the marriage (same sex couples) bill a second reading by a majority of 225. The bill will still have to receive line-by-line scrutiny in the Commons, and then it will have to get through the Lords, but the size of the majority, and the fact that the leaders of all three main parties are in favour, suggest that it is now inevitable that gay marriage will become law. The legal differences between civil partnerships and marriage are slight (see section one of this briefing document for more detail), but gay and lesbian campaigners have demanded full equality and now they are on course to get it.  …

David Cameron has failed to persuade more than half of his MPs to support gay marriage. Only 127 Tory MPs supported it. Another 136 opposed it, and 40 MPs either voted both ways (actively abstaining) or did not vote.

This result (and Obama starting to make noises in America) bodes well for our own bill (Louisa Wall’s Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill). The predictable conservative backlash here is looking increasingly like it is on the wrong side of history.

9 comments on “Britain – gay marriage bill progresses”

  1. infused 1

    They need to sort this Muslim shit out.

    • Colonial Viper 1.1

      Hope you get moderated out mate. Both for that anti-Islamic comment and for it being completely irrelevant to the post.

      • Tim 1.1.1

        I’d be more interested to know WHAT provoked the comment – but I guess I’m in the wrong place.
        I’m wondering if it was because the perceptions are that there are no Islamic LGBT people.
        Admittedly it’s irrelevant at a first pass

  2. infused 2

    Both wrong. Google Muslim squads in the uk

  3. infused 3

    Wasn’t very clear as on a cellphone

  4. millsy 4

    The left shouldnt get too cosy with the Allah-botherers IMO.

    Anyway, gay marriage is the god-botherers Waterloo. When they lose on this one, they will probably pack up and go home, they wont have any fight left them and we can expect to ram through abortion on demand with relative ease.

  5. infused 5

    Well the whole Muslim religion is something to watch. What’s shaping up in the EU isn’t pretty

    • Colonial Viper 5.1

      You can’t expect anything different. The Muslims used to rule the southern half of Europe, even all the way west to modern day Spain.

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