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UK conservatives urge Cameron to delay vote on same-sex marriage

Sunday, February 3, 2013

LONDON — Conservative Party members in Britain have written to their leader, Prime Minister David Cameron, to urge him to delay a parliamentary vote on gay marriage.

David Cameron

The politicians warned that the ruling party will lose significant numbers of voters in the 2015 election if the plans enter law.

Lawmakers are due to get their first vote Tuesday on the proposed bill, which would enable same-sex couples to get married in both civil and religious ceremonies. It would also allow couples who had entered into civil partnerships to convert their relationship to a marriage.

More than 20 heads of local Conservative associations delivered a letter urging a delay in the vote to Downing Street on Sunday.

Cameron supports the bill, but the issue has divided his Conservative Party.

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7 more reader comments:

  1. Ha. Even in the Uk, conservatives are more concerned than we are over gay marriage.

    Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 10:44am
  2. So they want a delay because they think they will lose? Or do they know they will win the vote in the Parliament and be outed as hating close minded bigots to the voters who will QUICKLY THOW THEM OUT? Thoughts?

    Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 10:49am
  3. I’m ashamed of my country now.

    Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 10:57am
  4. What good would a delay accomplish? It just postpones the inevitable and in the meantime many more people will be harmed because the UK doesn’t have marriage equality.

    Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 11:15am
  5. ‘Let right be done’. (The Winslow Boy- T. Ratigan)

    Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 11:17am
  6. The UK has conservatives UGHHHH is there anywhere that doesn’t???

    Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 11:24am
  7. This is long overdue and I would love to be proud of my home country

    Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 3:05pm