The bill was passed by votes to , with Tories voting against, voting for and another 40 either formally abstaining or not voting. The prime minister had been hoping that a majority of his MPs — — supported the bill. I am a strong believer in marriage. It helps people commit to each other and I think it is right that gay people should be able to get married too. Equalities Minister Maria Miller opened the debate on the gay marriage bill , which was criticised by several Conservative MPs in the chamber. But his parliamentary colleague Mike Freer, who is in a civil partnership, was listened to in silence as he complained about the language used about gay marriage.
The liberal case against gay marriage
The liberal case against gay marriage | National Affairs
So you want to know which MP to campaign against, or whether your MP was on the list of shame? Here it is. There are only the MPs who voted against, by party. At the end are the list of MPs who abstained, as well as those from smaller parties who voted for. They supported Section
I do: Labor to gay marriage
About Thirty MPs represent Queensland in the lower house in Canberra. Labor MPs were granted a conscience vote, allowing them to support or oppose the bill, but Coalition MPs were bound to vote as a bloc against the proposal.
Members of Parliament have overwhelming endorsed historic legislation that will give gay couples the equal right to marry. Almost half a century after homosexuality was legalised in Britain the House of Commons voted by a majority of to to redefine marriage and make it available to all. But embarrassingly for David Cameron he failed to get a majority of his own MPs to support the move. There were 75 abstentions.