House of Commons Passes Equal Marriage Bill for England and Wales

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As hoped, the House of Commons has passed the equal marriage bill for England and Wales, and it will soon be given Royal Assent to become law. Proponents of the bill, which was sent to the House of Commons yesterday by the House of Lords, feared that conservative MPs would deliberately amend the bill in order to stall it from passing. While MP David Burrowes attempted to table an amendment, “Pro-equal marriage MPs padded out their speeches so that Mr Burrowes could not propose his amendment,” PinkNews writes. The bill will not need to return to the House of Lords. “Giving gay couples the right to marry will make Britain a more tolerant, open and welcoming place to live in and significantly increase the life prospects of so many people. It is absolutely fantastic that this change in the law, almost uniquely, was proposed by a Conservative prime minister and his Liberal Democrat Deputy with the support of the Labour party leader. Sometimes politicians can work together for the common good and this is a stunning example of this,” publisher of PinkNews.co.uk and Out4Marriage founder Benjamin Cohen said.

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