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Opinion: Does the debate over equal marriage reveal our blind spots?

Let me begin by saying that I enthusiastically support equal marriage. The ability of two people who love each other to marry regardless of their gender is a blessing, Tuesday’s vote was a victory for liberalism, and despite its flaws the Bill is a big step forward to a fairer society. I found the explanations made by those Lib Dem MPs who opposed the bill to be intellectually unconvincing, sometimes evasive, and fundamentally illiberal.

And yet, I was slightly perturbed by the number of people – and a party organisation – discussing whether to refuse to campaign for the ‘rebels’. …

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    Alex Macfie Very true. That is the number one issue that will hurt Labour at the next General Election and the Lib Dems should attack...
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    A"full English" between the Good Morning and first knock up works a treat for keeping the energy levels up.
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    My top 2 tips: 1) Wear a headtorch for the dawn leaflets so you don't muck around straining to see the addresses to deliver to....
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    What a lovely and comprehensive article! - particularly nice to heard about Aileen! Mt top tip? Count down the hours/minutes and think of the lovely...
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    @Matt (Bristol) - thanks for the excellent contribution.
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    @Jayne Mansfield "What political decisions might have led to this increase in applications?" Back in 2009 it was decided that all nurses should have degrees...