UK: Bill to Send Marriage Equality to a Public Vote Withdrawn

Written by scott on November 23rd, 2013

UK Member of Parliament Peter BoneA Member of Parliament who disagreed with the passage of the marriage equality bill in Parliament has withdraw his bill to send it to a public vote.

Pink News reports:

The MP who described equal marriage as “completely nuts” has withdrawn his private member’s bill for a referendum on the issue. The Same Sex Marriage (Referendum) Bill 2013-2014 had been tabled by Conservative MP Peter Bone earlier this year as part of an “alternative Queen’s Speech” by backbench Tories. Mr Bone’s bill was due to receive its second reading in the Commons on Friday 29 November but it has now been withdrawn.

That should help remove any lingering doubts about the bill’s fate. Now if Scotland and Northern Ireland can just get their acts together…

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