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Cosmic Voices Feb 5th, 2013 06:39 PM

Commons backs Gay Marriage
 
It's yet to have passed the House of Lords + the Queen. But in the last 30 minutes the House of Commons has backed the legalisation of equal marriage in the UK :cheer:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-21346220

(if a thread was already created then I'm sorry)

jameshazza Feb 5th, 2013 07:46 PM

Re: Commons backs Gay Marriage
 
:cheer:

It's basically a done deal now, the most the House of Lords can do is delay it for a year.

Edward. Feb 5th, 2013 07:56 PM

Re: Commons backs Gay Marriage
 
Bloody fantastic news.

Loathe as I am to shower praise on Cameron, I have to congratulate and salute him for sticking so persistently with this in the face of huge criticism from the Tory press and many of his own members. :yeah:

jameshazza Feb 5th, 2013 08:04 PM

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Well, without undermining it, nobody is expecting this to change anything overnight. The majority of the incentive behind this was for votes in light of the economic policies of Cameron's government. Still it doesn't change that this is amazing news, in 30 years things will really be so much better because of this.

KournikovaFan91 Feb 5th, 2013 08:57 PM

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I always wondered why Labour when in power never did this. :shrug: I mean in other countries like Spain socialist/labour parties were bringing in gay marriage but in the UK they never bothered. The Tories had to be the ones to get the job done.

Monica_Rules Feb 5th, 2013 09:02 PM

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It is a strange thing really. May be they would have if the world economy hadn't colapsed. But then again who knows? Glad to see all 3 Plaid Cymru MP's voted for. Disgusted that all 8 Welsh Con MP's voted against. All of which will be getting a nasty letter from me

Edward. Feb 5th, 2013 09:20 PM

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Sarah Teather voted against the bill.

Clearly, she has been hanging around the Tories too much for her own good.

KournikovaFan91 Feb 5th, 2013 09:29 PM

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She needs to hand in her Lib Dem card immediatly :o

DUP :lol: FAIL as usual, honestly they are like some of the worst people on the planet. :rolleyes:

Dave. Feb 5th, 2013 09:31 PM

Re: Commons backs Gay Marriage
 
Huge props to Cameron for pulling this off. All the best speeches today actually came from the Conservatives too. Lots of them voted against it but ultimately it is their party that has pushed this through when Labour had 13 years and failed.

:rolleyes: at all those DUP politicians being given way too much time in the debate today. I hope Ireland will catch up one day.

KournikovaFan91 Feb 5th, 2013 09:46 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave. (Post 24090434)
:rolleyes: at all those DUP politicians being given way too much time in the debate today. I hope Ireland will catch up one day.

What? Sinn Fein, Fianna Fail, Labour, Greens, ULA and SDLP all support gay marriage only Unionists (DUP) and Blueshirts (FG) opppose it.

Unfortunately the 2 parties opposing are the ones with the power :rolleyes:

Edward. Feb 5th, 2013 09:50 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave. (Post 24090434)
:rolleyes: at all those DUP politicians being given way too much time in the debate today. I hope Ireland will catch up one day.

Legalising Abortion would be a good start. Baffling that it's still almost completely illegal in this day and age.

jameshazza Feb 5th, 2013 10:02 PM

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I thought Yvette Cooper gave a good speech.

KournikovaFan91 Feb 5th, 2013 10:04 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Edward. (Post 24090738)
Legalising Abortion would be a good start. Baffling that it's still almost completely illegal in this day and age.

In health/rape related reasons that could happen soon-ish but on demand still has quite low support at about 35%.

Halardfan Feb 5th, 2013 10:17 PM

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Sinn Fein are Pro-life.
The irony of it.

Anyway great news from England and Wales and a real step forward for everyone there

Sean. Feb 5th, 2013 10:30 PM

Re: Commons backs Gay Marriage
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Asherahpova (Post 24087930)
:cheer:

It's basically a done deal now, the most the House of Lords can do is delay it for a year.

Not strictly true, but as good as.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Edward. (Post 24088282)
Bloody fantastic news.

Loathe as I am to shower praise on Cameron, I have to congratulate and salute him for sticking so persistently with this in the face of huge criticism from the Tory press and many of his own members. :yeah:

Convenient distraction from the economy. Smart move. ;)


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