LGBT Labour welcomes first step towards marriage equality

LGBT Labour welcomes today’s announcement on the Government’s consultation to extend the right to civil marriage to same-sex couples.

This is the natural and logical next step in the journey towards equality advanced by the previous Labour Government and builds on the legal rights introduced with civil partnerships. The battle to get civil partnerships through was a hard fight and we hope through that ground work this fight will be easier.

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Ed Miliband celebrates Equal Marriage vote – “This is a proud day”

Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, responding to the vote on the Equal Marriage Bill in the House of Commons, said: 

"This is a proud day and an important step forward in the fight for equality in Britain.

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