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Change My Mind: Is Gay Marriage A Necessary Move Towards Equality?

05/02/2013 11:16

The depth of Conservative divisions over gay marriage are to be laid bare on Tuesday when David Cameron faces being deserted by more than half of his MPs ahead of a commons vote on the issue of gay marriage.

Divisions in the party have emerged over whether the Same Sex Marriage Bill, as it stands, is a necessary move towards equality.

It has been argued by MPs - including Conservative David Burrowes - that "redefining marriage" would infringe on the religious public's rights and alter traditional marriage, which Burrowes says is a "vital heterosexual institution".

Other MPs, including another Tory MP, Damian Collins, support the Same Sex Marriage Bill, arguing it is "an attempt to strengthen equality in British society".

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