Tuesday, 21 May 2013

House of Commons passes Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill

The House of Commons completed the Report stage and then voted at Third Reading in favour of the bill as then amended. The Third Reading vote was: 366 for, 161 against.

That compares with the Second Reading vote: 400 for, 175 against.

Uncorrected Hansard available here (will be replaced by final version in the morning).

The bill now goes to the House of Lords where it is likely to have its first vote at its Second Reading at the beginning of June.

Media reports:

Telegraph Gay marriage Bill passes Commons despite Tory opposition

Guardian Rightwing Tory rebels call on peers to reject gay marriage bill

BBC Gay marriage: Commons passes Cameron’s plan

Posted by Simon Sarmiento on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 at 10:22pm BST | TrackBack
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Comments

Here's a really different spin on SSM.
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2013/06/the-gay-guide-to-wedded-bliss/309317/

Really worthy of a read by the CoE folks who release those crazy statements about marriage.

Posted by: Cynthia on Friday, 24 May 2013 at 6:54pm BST

TBTG! :-D

Posted by: JCF on Friday, 24 May 2013 at 10:18pm BST
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