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BRITAIN: House Of Commons To Finalize Marriage Equality Bill Today

It should all be done and done by tonight.
Legislation to introduce same-sex marriage is expected to complete its passage through the House of Commons on Tuesday, with the first weddings under the law to take place in England and Wales next summer. Jubilant gay rights campaigners were celebrating the successful passage of the marriage (same-sex couples) bill through the House of Lords on Monday night – and vowing to take the fight for marriage equality to Scotland and Northern Ireland. MPs will debate amendments made to the legislation in the upper house on Tuesday evening, but this is expected to be little more than a formality and is unlikely to delay its progress into law, with royal assent within the next few days.
The House Of Commons is working on other business at this writing, but they should proceed to the marriage bill by early afternoon, NYC time. Watch the live stream.

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