21 May 2013
Last night the House of Commons rejected an amendment - by 375 votes to 70 - designed to wreck the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill.
The amendment, tabled by vocal opponents of equality, would have resulted in significant delays to the Bill's implementation. Tonight's success means that the Bill has survived all of the attempts made thus far to undermine it.
The Bill will now have its Third Reading in the Commons before it heads to the House of Lords in early June where, as always, we expect a very tough fight.
With your help we'll continue to make the case that loving, committed same-sex couples should be able to celebrate their relationships in exactly the same way as their heterosexual friends and family.
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