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My children will be able to marry anyone they like.

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DrSeuss Tue 05-Feb-13 19:49:07

They're only six and one but it still makes me happy to know that they will have the chance to marry anyone they choose, male or female.

TheFallenNinja Tue 05-Feb-13 19:50:39

Finally, sense prevails.

BacardiNCoke Tue 05-Feb-13 19:51:47

Fantastic news!

Snusmumriken Tue 05-Feb-13 19:52:52

Great news!

MadamGazelleIsMyMum Tue 05-Feb-13 19:53:06


Excellent news - and one in the eye for the homophobic morons claiming they are not homophobic.

VinegarDrinker Tue 05-Feb-13 19:53:19

Hugely relieved, and by a good number too. The number of dinosaurs the Beeb have been digging out of attics to spout their bigoted nonsense, I was actually starting to worry.

lubeybooby Tue 05-Feb-13 19:53:53

Amazing. About time too!

LineRunner Tue 05-Feb-13 19:54:07

I am actually proud of those 400 MPs.

Where was Cameron ffs?

noddyholder Tue 05-Feb-13 19:54:12


CabbageLooking Tue 05-Feb-13 19:54:59

That's a lovely thought. And they'll never have known any different. It will be completely ordinary to them. smile

Unacceptable Tue 05-Feb-13 19:55:47

It's about time! Another step in the right direction for society

CMOTDibbler Tue 05-Feb-13 19:56:28

Tis brilliant, but about time too!

VinegarDrinker Tue 05-Feb-13 19:56:33

" And they'll never have known any different. It will be completely ordinary to them."

That really does make me happy.

hermioneweasley Tue 05-Feb-13 19:57:03


Velve Tue 05-Feb-13 19:57:32

I'm basking in the warm fuzzy feeling this gives me!

LeonardoAcropolis Tue 05-Feb-13 19:58:34

Wonderful news,

LineRunner Tue 05-Feb-13 19:59:00

Bless him, John Bercow actually looked all excited when he was saying 'The ayes have it!'

Wolfiefan Tue 05-Feb-13 19:59:39

I'm so glad. Another step in the right direction. How can love and marriage be a good thing but only if you are straight? (Sorry but that seems totally bloody bonkers to me emoticon).

I have no idea what the sexuality of my two will end up being. I just want them to be happy, loved and loving.

noddyholder Tue 05-Feb-13 19:59:40

I think this takes away a lot of the patriarchal crap that marriage has always implied and the being given away etc and I think a lot more straight couples will get married now too as this has changed the implication. I know it has for me

JakeBullet Tue 05-Feb-13 19:59:56

I really thought this wouldn't get through after hearing sone of the dinosaurs today. So relieved.

LalyRawr Tue 05-Feb-13 20:01:14

Complete joke that it took this long.

But for once, just once, I am so proud of the 400 who voted yes.

Especially loved the "I queue with you in the commons, I queue with you in the chambers. Wy then, when it comes to marriage, do you insist I queue in a seperate line?"

Good man.

NotALondoner Tue 05-Feb-13 20:03:14

so if people have had a civil partnership, can they marry as well?

MammaBrussels Tue 05-Feb-13 20:03:36


MechanicalTheatre Tue 05-Feb-13 20:04:10

Well let's not get too excited, it still has to go through the Lords.

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