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British lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill to legalize same-sex marriages.

The government-proposed bill would enable same-sex couples to get married in both civil and religious ceremonies, provided that the religious institution consents.
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In a first House of Commons vote on Tuesday, lawmakers voted 400 to 175 in support of the legislation. More votes are expected.

The bill has been championed by Prime Minister David Cameron and many senior officials.

But it has divided the ruling Conservative Party and faced stronger than expected opposition within its ranks.
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British Parliament votes on same-sex marriage bill - World - CBC News

Congratulations, Britain.
You ended slavery before us and now you have passed another great civil rights milestone ahead of your American ally.
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But what about the muslims? Sharia does not approve of this.
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But what about the muslims? Sharia does not approve of this.
Neither do some Christian faiths. Churches do not have to allow gay marriage in their places of worship and may exclude gays as members. Or purple people, or Republicans, or anyone named Barak. It's their prerogative.
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Neither do some Christian faiths. Churches do not have to allow gay marriage in their places of worship and may exclude gays as members. Or purple people, or Republicans, or anyone named Barak. It's their prerogative.
Yeah, Christian faiths are mostly against gay marriage equality. They're allowed to marry whoever they choose. If they don't want gays in their church, it's perfectly OK for them to kick them out.
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Congratulations, Britain.
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Is the proper toast to celebrate sanctified buggery "bottoms up?
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But what about the muslims? Sharia does not approve of this.
Logical and philosophical consistency is not a trait native to politicians. I'm sure that Muslims, of course, will be granted exemptions.
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Yeah, Christian faiths are mostly against gay marriage equality. They're allowed to marry whoever they choose. If they don't want gays in their church, it's perfectly OK for them to kick them out.
A whole lotta Methodists accept gays in their churches. Episcopalians
Episcopal Church Approves Gay Couples' Same-Sex Blessings
In fact I think Baptists are the biggest hold out. I guess Catholics too because they are run by the pope instead of church members.
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