United Kingdom: What Dave has united…
4 February 2013
The House of Commons is expected to approve a new law legalising same sex marriage in a vote due on February 5. This is despite 11th hour opposition from more than 120 Conservative MPs — including some cabinet ministers — who backed letters of protest urging Prime Minister David Cameron (right on the cake) to abandon the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, which will allow gay couples to get married in both civil and religious ceremonies in England and Wales.
Across the Channel in France, the Lower Chamber started discussing the extension of marriage to gay couples on January 29. The bill has deeply divided the country but is likely to be passed in mid-February.