UK Government delay gay marriage vote
A vote due to take place on Monday 3rd June to legalise same-sex marriage in the UK has been delayed by a day.
The bill, which is to be voted upon in the Lords will now take place on Tuesday 4th June 2013 in the daytime after ‘supporters warned voting in the early hours could put the bill at risk’ reports Pinknews.co.uk
Around 80 peers are due to debate the bill which raised concerns that the vote could have been delayed until 2.00AM.
Speaking to Huffington Post, shadow equalities minister Baroness Thornton said, ‘significant number of peers who wanted to support the bill would not be “strong enough to stay until 3am in the morning”.
The bill was debated and voted upon in the House of Commons and must be voted on in the House of Lords in order to become law.