And it’s DONE.
The equal marriage bill for England and Wales has once again been passed in the House of Commons, and will soon will be given Royal Assent to become law. Conservative MP David Burrowes had tabled an amendment and was today once again accused of trying to delay implementation of the bill.
The amendment he tabled sought to force the government to hold individual public consultations for changes to secondary legislation. This process was used from time to time on other laws, such as the Digital Economy Act 2010, but it was not proposed for the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill. The equal marriage bill was passed in the House of Commons, and as all amendments added in the House of Lords were accepted, it will not be required to go back to the Lords.
Congratulations to all our English and Welsh brothers and sisters!