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Lib Dem Lynne Featherstone heaps praise on Tory colleagues in equal marriage tribute

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  1. Craig Brown 6 Feb 2013, 2:04pm

    Without Lynne’s hard work to make equal marriage a reality, this would never have come about. Lynne has truly enabled this to happen. You can be sure that there will be a lot of money flowing into Hornsey and Wood Green from groups wishing to ‘punish’ Lynne for this work so she will have quite a fight on her hands from the anti-LGBT equality lobby come next May. I’ve already sent her £20 for her re-election campaign to thank her for her efforts and hope that some other people who feel this landmark event is as important as I do will do the same.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 6 Feb 2013, 3:24pm

      Quite right. We should all send something no matter the constituency we are living in. We owe it to her.

      1. It was dead easy to do. There’s a PayPal link on her homepage http://www.lynnefeatherstone.org/

      2. It was dead easy to do. There’s a PayPal link on Lynne’s homepage http://www.lynnefeatherstone.org/

  2. Thank you for making it possible in this Parliament. Your dedication to LGBT equality is second to none

  3. Well done, Lynne.

  4. And a “well done!” and ta big hank-you to Benjamin Cohen of PinkNews too for enabling such vigorous getting-together of LGBTs up and down the country via these comments threads over the past few months, in support of this momentous breakthrough. The communication facilitated via this website has enabled many spin-offs, many letters dashed off hither and thither, many positive actions taken that otherwise would not have occurred.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 6 Feb 2013, 3:20pm

      Totally second that. Ben is to be congratulated. We owe him a debt of gratitude.

    2. Benjamin Cohen 6 Feb 2013, 4:02pm

      Thanks, it’s really appreciated. I’m glad that PinkNews and Out4Marriage has caused so much impact. Standby later for a comment piece about the bill and a little bit about the role that PinkNews has ended up playing :)

  5. KittyFantastico 6 Feb 2013, 2:18pm

    Happy to have Lynne as my local MP

  6. davevauxhall 6 Feb 2013, 2:20pm

    Thank you Lynne it is so appreciated.

  7. Ian Duncan Smith voted in favour after all.

  8. Robert in S. Kensington 6 Feb 2013, 3:23pm

    Lynne, words can’t express the gratitude we all feel and for the arduous task and dedication you have displayed in the cause of equalty and equal marriage. You are a heroine to whom we owe a huge debt of gratitude. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  9. Amazing woman. Thank you, Lynne!

  10. I am from Singapore and I want to thank Lynne Featherstone, David Cameron and ALL politicians, lawyers, judges, our straight allies, gay rights activists in all the countries who have supported the right of same-sex couples to get married! All have made the world a better, more loving place to live in. My tiny island nation with archaic Victorian laws and the rest of the world watch closely what is happening in the UK and the US. I do hope it will influence my government’s social policy to repeal 377A, which criminalizes gay sex. The tide of change in favour of LGBT rights is inevitable. Singapore is 50-60 years behind. But in this digital age, 10-15 years maybe be all that is needed. I’m hopeful! All the best to my UK LGBT brothers and sisters!

    1. Brilliant comment and very thought provoking. Also very apt given Lynne’s new role as Minister for International Development. We shouldn’t underestimate the importance of the message this sends out to the world, particularly given that the ‘Kill the Gays’ bill in Uganda is back on the cards.

  11. Thank you Minister for your hard work in making this day possible.

  12. George Broadhead 6 Feb 2013, 5:23pm

    We obviously owe a lot to Lynne for all her hard work to achieve same sex
    marriage legislation, but it’s a pity she doesn’t identify those who so viciously opposed it, such as the Roman Catholic prelates.

    1. Manu Tutapu 6 Feb 2013, 7:01pm

      Awesome,a huge step forward for humanity ,much love and my deepest respect to all who made this possible :) <3

  13. Thanks to all who supported this milestone. Those who did not will look back and regret it.
    All is not over look out for the opponents who will still try and scupper it.

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