UK, England/Wales: House of Commons Gives Marriage Equality Bill Final Approval

Written by scott on July 16th, 2013

Big BenThe amended marriage equality bill got final approval in the House of Commons today. Gay Star News reports:

The lower house of British Parliament had a two-hour debate then approved the final changes to a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in England and Wales. The bill, passed in the House of Lords on Monday (15 July), only now must be signed by Queen Elizabeth II to become law. This is considered to be a formality.

The bill just needs the royal assent, which is expected later this week. But apparently same sex weddings won’t likely start until next summer.

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