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Windsor MP votes against same-sex marriage bill

Windsor MP votes against same-sex marriage bill

Justin Burns

Windsor MP votes against same-sex marriage bill
Windsor MP Adam Afriyie

Windsor MP Adam Afriyie voted against the same-sex marriage bill which was passed in House of Commons last night.

He was among 136 Conservative MP's, 22 Labour and four Lib Dems who said no to the bill, that will allow gay marriages in England and Wales.

The bill was passed with a majority of 225, with Ayes to right 400 and the Noes to the left who totalled 175.

MPs supporting it were 127 Conservatives, 217 Labour and 44 Lib Dems and included Slough MP Fiona Mactaggart and Maidenhead MP and Home Secretary Theresa May.

They were given a free vote on the bill, meaning they were not ordered to vote a particular way by party whips.

If it becomes law, the bill will enable same-sex couples, who are able to engage in civil partnerships, to get married in both civil and religious ceremonies.

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