England, UK: Entire Labour Shadow Cabinet to Vote for Marriage Equality

Written by scott on December 12th, 2012

England, UK: Entire Labour Shadow Cabinet to Vote for Marriage EqualityAlthough he will not be whipping all his MPs to vote for equal marriage, the leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband has said that his entire shadow cabinet backs the move.

Mr Miliband said: “I am pleased that the government will finally bring forward legislation to allow equal marriage and that we have succeeded in making sure that religious organisations that want to carry out same-sex marriages will be able to do so. However, it is disappointing that the government is making same-sex marriage illegal in the Church of England.

“The Labour Party has a long and proud history of campaigning to end discrimination against same-sex couples and it is Labour votes which will ensure that this measure is passed in the House of Commons. This promises to be a step forward in allowing every couple who want to signify their commitment to each other by marrying to do so.

Authored By James Park – See the Full Story at Pink News

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