Britain’s House of Commons passes same-sex marriage bill
London: Same-sex marriage bill is now a step closer to legality in Britain as the House of Commons has approved the gay marriage legislation in England and Wales.
The bill, which is supported by PM David Cameron, got 366 votes supporting it and 161 votes were against it.
The bill will now be headed for debates in the House of Lords in July.
If approved, the law is expected to take effect in 2015, and enable same-sex couples to get married in both civil and religious ceremonies, provided the religious institution they choose consents.
Such a law also would allow couples who had previously entered into a civil partnership to convert their relationship to a marriage.
With Agency Inputs
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