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    Gay marriage: MPs debate and vote, The Ayes have it!

    Historic vote in the UK parliament approves gay marriage by 400 votes to 175.

    Gay marriage: Legislation passes first Commons hurdle

    BBC News - Gay marriage an important step forward, says PM

    Woo-hoo!!!!

    The matter isn't over, that's only the first reading, but it's pretty clear that it's now only a matter of time. Gay marriage WILL become law within the year. Historic day for the UK and for LGBT rights in general.
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    Re: Gay marriage: MPs debate and vote, The Ayes have it!

    Congrats.. but has there not been gay marriage for years in the UK?

    And sad to see 175 idiots vote against this.. guess they are the same crowd that would vote against women's right to vote and allow children to work in coal mines.
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    Re: Gay marriage: MPs debate and vote, The Ayes have it!

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Congrats.. but has there not been gay marriage for years in the UK?

    And sad to see 175 idiots vote against this.. guess they are the same crowd that would vote against women's right to vote and allow children to work in coal mines.
    No, there have been Civil Partnerships for years, now gay partnerships will have the option of marriage. It may be more semantic, but it's a recognition of absolute equality. Excellent outcome.
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    I will be tuning into Elton John and David Furnish's wedding.

    A great day. Good job. Hopefully the rest of Europe follows this path.
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    Re: Gay marriage: MPs debate and vote, The Ayes have it!

    Just another reason not to ever go to England; which is disappointing to me as it's one of the places in Europe that I'd love to visit due to the history there.

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    Woot woot!! Now if they could only drive on the right side of the road
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    Re: Gay marriage: MPs debate and vote, The Ayes have it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Just another reason not to ever go to England; which is disappointing to me as it's one of the places in Europe that I'd love to visit due to the history there.
    That's fine because we don't want you there anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juiposa View Post
    I will be tuning into Elton John and David Furnish's wedding.

    A great day. Good job. Hopefully the rest of Europe follows this path.
    Well, it's a path the UK is not the trail-blazer for. When the bill becomes law it will make the UK the 8th European country to permit SSM, and the 12th worldwide. Your own country was one of the first, I believe.

    It still feels good though!
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    Re: Gay marriage: MPs debate and vote, The Ayes have it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Just another reason not to ever go to England; which is disappointing to me as it's one of the places in Europe that I'd love to visit due to the history there.
    It's a shame you don't want to extend to others the joy you appear to be experiencing with your own beloved.

    I'm unsurprised.
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