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UK Parliament to vote on marriage equality bill on 5 February

Members of the Parliament in UK will vote for the first time on a new marriage equality bill in England and Wales on 5 February.

BBC reports:

MPs are set to get their first chance to vote on plans to allow same-sex marriages in England and Wales.

The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill will be debated in Parliament on Tuesday 5 February, the leader of the Commons Andrew Lansley has announced.

The bill will allow same-sex marriage and let religious organisations which want to, to offer them, the culture department says.

The plans have divided the Conservative Party – its MPs will get a free vote.

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