Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Equality comes to England and Wales

Marriage equality has passed its third reading in the UK Parliament:

The bill allowing same-sex couples to marry in England and Wales has passed its final hurdle in Parliament.

The government legislation is now due to get royal assent, after which it is likely to become law later this week.

The Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat leaderships all backed the bill, after the Lords approved the changes on Monday.

It is expected that the first gay and lesbian wedding ceremonies will take place by summer next year.

Scotland isn't included, but they have their own bill. Which just leaves Northern Ireland...