Tuesday, 5 February 2013

UK same sex marriages approved

Although I'm getting ready for bed at the moment I couldn't not share the very wonderful news that same sex marriages have been approved in the UK. According to BBC:

"MPs have approved same-sex marriage in England and Wales in a key Commons vote, despite the opposition of almost half the Conservative MPs.

The Commons voted in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, by 400 to 175, a majority of 225, at the end of a full day's debate on the bill.

Prime Minister David Cameron has described the move as "an important step forward" that strengthens society.

Deputy Prime Minister and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg said: "I genuinely believe that we will look back on today as a landmark for equality in Britain.

"Tonight's vote shows Parliament is very strongly in favour of equal marriage.

"No matter who you are and who you love, we are all equal. Marriage is about love and commitment, and it should no longer be denied to people just because they are gay.


  1. this and Richard III bones makes it an exciting week for the UK !

    1. true... excitement on this side of the pond...