Culture Secretary Maria Miller has refused to rule out using the Parliament Act in order for the government to get its planned equal marriage legislation for England and Wales on the statute book, if it’s rejected in the Lords.
The Telegraph reports that some peers have already predicted that the bill could be sunk in the upper chamber even if it passes the Commons.
Earlier this month, equal marriage opponent Stuart Jackson MP tweeted: “Gay marriage bill will be massacred in the Lords and govt can’t use Parliament Act as it wasn’t in manifesto. Arrogant Cameron knows best.”
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