LONDON – The House of Lords voted today to approve the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill.
On May 21 the House of Commons, the lower chamber of Parliament, voted 366-161 to approve the bill. The bill would only apply to England and Wales.
Today, the House of Lords first had to vote down an amendment by Lord Dear, who has made all sorts of anti-gay and homophobic claims during the debate. The House of Lords overwhelmingly voted 390-148 to reject Lord Dear's attempt to derail marriage equality.