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UK Marriage Equality: Lords Overwhelmingly Approve Bill, Crush Opposition

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Huffington Post
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June 4, 2013
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The House of Lords has crushed an attempt to kill off the gay marriage Bill by 390 votes to 148 - a majority of 242 in favour of same-sex weddings. In total more than 90 peers spoke during the marathon two-day debate, with those opposed warning gay marriage would lead to polygamy, incest and even the decline in heterosexual weddings. Tory Lord Eden, the nephew of former prime minister Anthony Eden, said the Bill had been "bounced" on peers. "It has sent shockwaves throughout the country, it is damaging, divisive and destructive," he said.