LONDON – The House of Commons voted today to approve the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill on its third and final reading.
The vote was 366-161.
The bill now goes to the House of Lords, where the issue is far from settled and debate will begin in June. The bill would only apply to England and Wales.
Same-sex marriage has been legalized in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, the Netherlands (and the Caribbean island of Saba), New Zealand (August 2013), Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and Uruguay (Aug. 1, 2013).