Same-sex marriage bill voted for by lords

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Hundreds of people celebrated outside parliament as lords voted overwhelmingly in favour of same-sex marriage.

The gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender supporters cheered and danced after peers voted 390 to 148 against an amendment to the bill which would have derailed the government’s plans to legalise gay marriage.

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‘This is an amazing victory to enjoy after we were told we were going to lose,’ Ben Summerskill, director of gay rights charity Stonewall, told Metro.

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