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MP’s vote in favour of same-sex marriage

February 5th, 2013

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 […]

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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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Isle of Wight MP to vote against gay marriage

February 5th, 2013

Ahead of tonight’s vote in Parliament on Gay Marriage, Isle of Wight MP, Andrew Turner released a statement to local news website OnTheWight stating that he will be voting against gay marriage: “I will vote against the introduction of gay marriage tonight as I believe that marriage should remain between a man and a woman. […]

 

Ahead of tonight’s vote in Parliament on Gay Marriage, Isle of Wight MP, Andrew Turner released a statement to local news website OnTheWight stating that he will be voting against gay marriage:

“I will vote against the introduction of gay marriage tonight as I believe that marriage should remain between a man and a woman. I know some people will welcome my stance whilst others will be disappointed.”

Mr Turner added that “..many Islanders who feel strongly about this on both sides have contacted me; they are overwhelmingly against the idea of gay marriage” and goes on to list issues that are of concern to him. Read more here:  http://wig.ht/2atZ

Andrew Turner MP Isle of Wight

Article source: OnTheWight Photo: © IslandMP