In a file picture taken on June 3, 2013 men link arms outside the Houses of Parliament in central London during a rally in support of same-sex marriage.
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Gay marriage bill: Peers back government plans

Peers have voted by more than two to one to back government plans for same-sex marriages in England and Wales.

The House of Lords spent two days debating the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, with many members voicing their concerns.

But it rejected an amendment aimed at wrecking the bill by 242 votes, moving it a step closer to becoming law.

James Landale reports.

  • 04 Jun 2013
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