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Gay MP Cheers UK Marriage Vote

"There are moments that make you really proud to be an MP. Tonight was one of those as the Commons gave the Marriage Bill its third reading. [snip] I want to say to LGBT teenagers watching this bill progress: I know there is still more to do before our fight for equality is won. I know that some of you are still bullied and intimidated and feel isolated and alone. I know that we still have work to do to prevent homophobic attacks and ensure that all LGBT people can expect to live in our society free from fear. But we are getting there and tonight’s vote was one more step along the way." - British MP Angela Eagle, who in 1998 became the first openly gay female member of Parliament.

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