February 05, 2013


British Lawmakers Back Gay Marriage

Britain's House of Commons voted to legalize gay marriage by 400 to 175, the Guardian reports.

"Such a large majority probably increases the chances of the bill being able to get through the House of Lords this year, without the government having to rely on the Parliament Act to push it through in 2014."

"More than half of the Tory MPs who voted chose to oppose gay marriage. Initial figures suggest that 139 Tories voted against, and only 132 voted for. Technically this is not a rebellion, because it was a free vote. But it is a severe embarrassment to David Cameron."










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