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Equal Marriage: We won the Vote in the House of Commons - Hooray!
Me with Red Ribbon
rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly

Photo credit: http://homocouture.com/tag/gay-marriage/

Today (Tuesday 5 February) was a truly historic day in Parliament as the Commons voted overwhelmingly in favour of Equal Marriage.

The Commons voted in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, by 400 to 175, a majority of 225, at the end of a full day's debate on the bill.

You can read the story on the BBC news website here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-21346220

Whilst the debate took place inside the Commons, supporters of Equal Marriage rallied outside Parliament for love and equality, and to make a visible presence for equal rights against the vociferous homophobic minority.

The Rally was supported by activists from the LGBT groups of the Lib Dem, Conservative, Labour and Green parties; independent, non-party people; and the Peter Tatchell Foundation.

In summary - HOORAY! We won the vote - we won the vote - we won the vote!

The Rally is reported here in GSN:
http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-campaigners-rally-parliament-right-marry050213

The Vote is reported here in GSN:
http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/house-commons-votes-same-sex-marriage050213

Some choice photos from the Rally:

Peter and Raks - Equal Marriage Rally
Peter Tatchell and friends
Photographer: James Howarth

Raks - Equal Marriage Rally
Yours truly!
Photographer: Peter Tatchell!

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