More Conservative MPs voted against gay marriage than more during yesterday’s vote in the House of Commons on the Marriage (Same Sex couples) Bill.
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The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill has passed its first hurdle in the House of Commons with the majority of MPs voting in favour.
Senior Conservatives are calling for their party to give its support to gay marriage today in the House of Commons vote on the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill. However, their call for support comes as Welsh Tory MPs announce they will oppose the bill.
Conservative MP Sir Peter Bottomley has defended the coalition’s plans to introduce same-sex marriage.
Senior members of local Conservative organisations are urging David Cameron to delay the implementation of gay marriage until after the next general election.
Top Conservative MPs Baroness Sayeeda Warsi and Chris Grayling are reportedly to vote in favour of the coalition government’s bill on same-sex marriage.
David Cameron and George Obsorne are reportedly under press from backbenchers within the Conservative party to give tax breaks to married couples, and those in civil partnerships, in exchange for support on the same-sex marriage bill.
The bill for the introduction of same sex marriage in England and Wales has been put before the Houses of Commons by Culture Secretary Maria Miller (pictured).
Andrew Walker, secretary of an Scottish National Party branch in the Western Isles, has quit citing the party’s gay marriage plans as one of the reasons.
Figures indicate that the majority of MPs are expected to vote in favour of introducing same-sex marriage in England and Wales.