Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Most British Catholic MPs voted for same-sex marriage

Catholic World News - February 07, 2013

A majority of the Catholic members of the British House of Commons voted in favor of a proposal to recognize same-sex marriage, despite the strong opposition of the Catholic hierarchy.

Among the Catholic MPs who cast ballots in the landmark February 3 vote, 47 favored the government’s proposal, and only 28 opposed it. (Seven Catholic legislators did not register a vote on the issue.)

Among Catholics in the Labour Party, the vote was a solid 32-15 majority for same-sex marriage. Catholics in the Conservative Party gave the measure a thin 12-11 edge, while Liberal Democrats were evenly split, 2-2. One Catholic in the SDLP party voted for the government’s proposal.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($18,914 to go):
$35,000.00 $16,086.48
54% 46%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Pete - Feb. 11, 2013 5:37 PM ET USA

    It's almost "comforting" to know that other supposed "Catholic" legislators have as little regard for Church teaching as our own do. I can't stand the nonsense excuses of "I personally believe ... , but I represent so many people who believe ..." If they had the fortitude to truly believe what the Church teaches, they'd be setting a good Christian example instead of this garbage!

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Smaller Church, Bigger Faith, 3: Ecclesiastical Discipline April 17
The Holy Spirit and Evangelization: A Primer April 16
Journey to the Sun: A Strange Biography of Junípero Serra April 16
Russia's demographic recovery + US demographic decline = danger April 16
James Carroll strikes (at the Church) again April 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis's Easter Message 'Urbi et Orbi' (To the City and the World): full text, link to video CWN - 4 hours ago
Pope Francis: Easter Vigil homily (full text) CWN - 4 hours ago