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Conservative MP Sir Roger Gale: Gay marriage is 'Orwellian'

5 February 2013 Last updated at 17:54 GMT

MPs have been debating plans to allow gay and lesbian couples to get married in England and Wales.

In a free vote at 1900 GMT, as many as half of Conservative MPs are expected to oppose the idea, despite appeals from Prime Minister David Cameron and senior ministers.

Speaking during the debate, Conservative MP Sir Roger Gale called gay marriage "Alice in Wonderland" territory, and "Orwellian.''