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Gay marriage: MPs urged to back Bill

Three senior Conservative ministers have made a late appeal to party MPs to drop any opposition to plans to allow gay marriage in England and Wales.

Chancellor George Osborne, Foreign Secretary William Hague and Home Secretary Theresa May wrote to the Daily Telegraph saying "a substantial majority" of Britons back gay marriage.

Reports suggest upwards of 120 Conservative MPs could vote against the government's plans, including some cabinet ministers.

Robin Brant reports.

  • 05 Feb 2013
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