MP’s vote in favour of same-sex marriage

Tonight, MP’s voted in favour of same-sex marriage in England and Wales by 400 to 175 despite the opposition of almost half the Conservative MPs including Isle of Wight MP, Andrew Turner.

Commenting on the key House of Commons vote Prime Minister David Cameron described the approval as “an important step forward” that strengthens society.

Deputy Prime Minister and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg added: “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.”

Gay Marriage approved Isle of Wight

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