Lynne Featherstone, the former equalities minister who was hugely influential in persuading David Cameron and Nick Clegg to legislate for same-sex marriage has said that she is “just so happy” that the law is almost passed.

She has blogged:-

So today’s the day that the Bill passes its third reading in the Lords! I am so happy – that’s it – just so happy. You go into politics wanting to change the world for the better – and here is my little bit of it.

Tributes to all who have helped over the ages in the step by step journey to equal marriage – but especially to those who have had to suffer the discrimination and bigotry that made its path so painful.

And very best wishes to all those who will now get married – and as Ben & Jerry put it on the special ice-cream tub they sent me to thank me for my work instigating equal marriage and on which they emblazoned

‘Lynne Honeycomb’

‘Everyone deserves to live Apple-y Ever After’

and so they do!

The Liberal Democrats are currently running a ‘Thank You Lynne’ campaign, you can thank Lynne by clicking here.

Ms Featherstone’s Out4Marriage video is below:-