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London Assembly passes motion in support of equal marriage

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  1. And guess from which party are the three AMs who abstained?

    1. Go on, tell…

    2. Whoever it was part of their legacy will be that they opposed equality.

    3. I would assume they were Conservatives?

  2. Sounds like an encouraging piece of news to me…

  3. Pavlos Prince of Greece 12 Sep 2012, 6:48pm

    It was a very high time – after Brighton and Dublin. But good, that not after Belfast. Pride of London is quasi save. Now I am waiting on one simple phrase in the speech of Elisabeth Windsor.

  4. Cardinal Capone 12 Sep 2012, 6:58pm

    Boris is looking smarter with his new haircut.

  5. Robert in S. Kensington 12 Sep 2012, 7:56pm

    Very good news, indeed, most welcome! Let’s now hope that as the months pass, more Tories will come around and make sure it passes in Parliament. Without their votes, it won’t.

    1. Actually it can in theory pass without much Tory support, bearing in mind that all the other parties (except the various Ulster-people) are so overwhelmingly in favour (except a small rump of Labour catholics.

      but in any event there is a slim majority in favour among Tories who have declared themselves, according to C4EM.

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 13 Sep 2012, 12:46pm

        Harry, I hope that proves to be the outcome. I’m hoping that more of them will evolve as the debate continues. Having France legislate ahead of us might just help our own gain a lot more support and votes to pass it. More need to declare support to enable others, strength in numbers if you will.

  6. Does anyone know of anywhere we might find a transcript of the debate? Google has not been my friend! Thanks.

  7. Suddenly Last Bummer 13 Sep 2012, 12:13am

    Boris looks like he’s passing a different type of motion in that photo.

  8. Out of interest has a Tory majority council passed a similar motion or are these motions being passed in Green/lab/lib dem held councils?

  9. OK – this is all fine and dandy.

    But I want a proper legislative timetable from the government (who are responsible for equality legislation).

    The offensive and unnecessary time-wasting exercise (also known as the public consultation) is over.

    Action needs to be taken IMMEDIATELY to replace the CP Apartheid regime.

    Unless of course the governmnet has no intention introducing equality?

  10. just get on with it for f sake.

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