UK: Amendment Would Force Marriage Equality Bill to Public Vote

Written by scott on June 14th, 2013

Tower Bridge LondonIn yet another attempt to delay or derail the marriage equality bill in the House of Lords. Pink News reports:

An amendment to the equal marriage bill for England and Wales, calls for a referendum on the issue of equal marriage, and would mean that even if passed at all stages, the law would not come into effect until voters approved it at a referendum. The amendment, tabled by Labour peer Lord Anderson of Swansea, Conservative peer Lord Cormack, and crossbench peer Lord Singh of Wimbledon, calls for a referendum on equal marriage to be held on 7 May 2015, or if that date is unsuitable, it would be required to take place before 1 June 2016.

They just keep trying to stall or kill the bill. Anyone know when this phase will be over?

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