British gay marriage bill clears crucial hurdle
The first gay marriages in England and Wales are set to take place in 2014 after the legislation passed through parliament's upper chamber the House of Lords on Monday. The government-backed legislation now passes back to the lower House of Commons for final debates on Tuesday, but they are expected to be little more than a formality. Supporters of the bill in the House of Lords wore pink carnations, while gay marriage activists danced outside the Houses of Parliament.
The legislation represents "the kind of open, modern, tolerant and diverse society we want Britain to be in the 21st century", he added. But opponents of gay marriage warned that the legislation would "come back to bite" Prime Minister David Cameron.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The New Age Online