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British Parliament approves same-sex marriage

February 05, 2013

The British House of Commons has voted to give legal recognition to same-sex marriages.

By a vote of 400- 175, the House of Commons approved the measure that had been enthusiastically championed by Prime Minister David Cameron. The bill will now go to the House of Lords. Cameron has said that he hopes to see the bill enacted into law within a matter of weeks.

Although he won a signal victory with the February 5 vote, Cameron divided his Conservative party. Of the 302 Conservative members of the House of Commons, only 132 voted to allow same-sex marriage; 140 voted against the measure, while the remainder abstained.


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  • Posted by: chady - Feb. 06, 2013 6:24 AM ET USA

    History repeats itself. The power of Parliament enabled the establishment of the Church of England in Tudor times. Acts of Parliament were used to overthrow Catholic teaching and worship and enforce the acceptance of a reformed belief on the Catholic populous. Today we see the same pressure applied under the guise of equality to surpress all understanding of the common good accept a secular version. In Genesis C1v27 God made man and woman. God made the family C1v28 and to increase C2v24.

  • Posted by: geoffreysmith1 - Feb. 05, 2013 4:03 PM ET USA

    Cameron's nonsense will be thrown out by the Lords, and they will send it back to the Commons for a second vote. If our MPs have any sense they will change their collective mind and vote the whole crazy baloney into oblivion. Either way, Cameron has no chance of winning the 2015 election. He can kiss No. 10 Downing St goodbye.