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Davey to vote for gay marriage

Surrey Comet: Davey to vote for gay marriage Davey to vote for gay marriage

Kingston and Surbiton's MP Edward Davey will back gay marriage in this afternoon's House of Commons vote.

He said: "I think if a couple wish to declare their love and commitment to each other, I do not think the state should get in the way.

"I think marriage is a fantastic institution, I am very happily married, and I think this bill will strengthen marriage.

"I am absolutely determined that we defend freedom of speech but equally it is right that couples who want to get married should.

"In a diverse society we should respect people’s diversity and rights, and this is part of that."

The majority of Liberal Democrats are expected to vote for the proposals, standing by their slogan ‘Taking pride in delivering equal marriage’.

If passed, the new marriage bill will allow people of the same sex to get married, unless they belong to a religion that opts out.

Certain Christian denominations, such as the Church of England, and Church in Wales, will not be allowed to perform gay marriages.

The bill amends the 1955 marriage act, inserting a definition of marriage defined as ‘the union of 2 people, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity’.

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2:50pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Tony from Surbiton says...

Quote: "Liberal Democrats are expected to vote for the proposals, standing by their slogan ‘Taking pride in delivering equal marriage"

That's nice of them. What about their promise not to increase tuition fees? Or their promise to give people an in/out referendum on the EU?

Liars!
Quote: "Liberal Democrats are expected to vote for the proposals, standing by their slogan ‘Taking pride in delivering equal marriage" That's nice of them. What about their promise not to increase tuition fees? Or their promise to give people an in/out referendum on the EU? Liars! Tony from Surbiton
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7:08pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Beverly RA says...

NOW dose this surprise anyone ?
Ed will have to answer at the polls at sometime in 2015, but by that time all Married couples will be on marriage allowances.
NOW dose this surprise anyone ? Ed will have to answer at the polls at sometime in 2015, but by that time all Married couples will be on marriage allowances. Beverly RA
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11:01pm Tue 5 Feb 13

fairfielder says...

He would, wouldn't he? Just saying . . .
He would, wouldn't he? Just saying . . . fairfielder
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12:47pm Wed 6 Feb 13

fedup58 says...

Well thats made certain he's lost my vote.
Well thats made certain he's lost my vote. fedup58
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