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LGBTory welcomes historic vote

Tuesday, 5 February, 2013

LGBTory, the Conservative Party’s affiliated LGBT group, welcomes the progress towards equality in the House of Commons this evening. MPs voted in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill and it will now proceed to Committee Stage.

Matthew Sephton, LGBTory Chairman commented:

“We are delighted, after months of work, that history has been made today with the progression of the bill led by a Conservative Prime Minister, to allow same sex couples to marry.

It is disappointing that a significant number of Conservative MPs opposed the bill at this stage. There has been a well-funded campaign of propaganda and misinformation by those opposing equality that has left many struggling to understand the true facts of this simple legislation.

We will continue to counter these lies and hope more MPs will be able to support the bill at its next vote”