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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:21 PM

Britain Gay Marriage Bill Supported By Lawmakers

LONDON British lawmakers on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill to legalize same-sex marriage championed by Prime Minister David Cameron, despite strong opposition from within his Conservative Party.

In a first House of Commons vote, lawmakers voted 400 to 175 in support of the legislation. There was majority support from the left-leaning Labour Party and Liberal Democrats party, but around half of the Conservative lawmakers rejected the proposals or abstained.

The bill will have to go through more detailed parliamentary debates and a vote in the House of Lords, where a vote in favor is likely given the strong support Tuesday. If it becomes law, the proposed bill would enable same-sex couples to get married in both civil and religious ceremonies, provided that the religious institution consents.

The bill would also allow couples who had previously entered into civil partnerships to convert their relationship into a marriage.




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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:23 PM

1. woot!

This is good. Now if only a specific colony (Australia) would follow their lead.

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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:20 PM

3. I've always love me some brits.

Can anyone say James Purefoy?

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