Gay Marriage: MPs Back Bill In Commons Vote

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MPs have supported David Cameron’s plan to allow gay marriage by a majority of 225 votes.

The House of Commons voted by 400 to 175 to give the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill despite opposition from a number of prominent Conservative MPs.

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Sky’s Chief Political Correspondent Jon Craig said his sources had told him 139 Tories had voted against the bill.

A debate on the issue had earlier heard from several Tories who argued the move would undermine marriage, alienate voters and damage the party’s election prospects.

Less than two hours before the vote, Mr Cameron recorded a statement defending the bill.

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