England, United Kingdom: Labour to Have Free Vote on Marriage Equality

Written by scott on December 11th, 2012

England, United Kingdom: Labour to Have Free Vote on Marriage EqualityThe Labour Party has signalled that it will now allow its MPs to have a free vote on the government’s equal marriage plans despite previously indicating that it would impose a three-line whip.

An unnamed Labour MP has told the New Statesman that the move does not constitute a U-turn. He said: “The three-line whip only applied to civil ceremonies. Now the government has agreed to allow gay marriages in religious buildings, we will hold a free vote.”

On Tuesday, Labour MP Austin Mitchell told PinkNews.co.uk that his party must allow Labour MPs to have a conscience vote on the issue.

Authored By Scott Roberts – See the Full Story at Pink News

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