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Opinion: Rights for cohabiting couples

The progress of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill through Parliament, with its Second Reading in the House of Commons, should be a cause of celebration amongst Liberal Democrats. As a party we have been, on the whole, united behind these proposals and we should applaud the leadership that Nick Clegg, Lynne Featherstone and, let’s give credit where it is due, David Cameron have demonstrated on this particular issue.

Working in Coalition, Liberal Democrats have introduced legislation which will secure equal marriage in law. I doubt very much whether a single party government, whether Conservative or Labour led, would have dared …

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    RC 23rd Nov '14 - 11:26am RC, by all means attack what I say but don't try and divert the discussion by nventing something that...
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    mmmm whom do I trust more A coalition Government that is extending the scope of Tpims and secret courts, Spending Hundreds of Thousands of Pounds...
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    Eddie Sammon 'I believe defending the coalition so strongly is toxic' Indeed, this has been the Lib Dem strategy failing from the start. Defending to...
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    I've read Danny's article twice (once sped read, once properly). It is good that Danny is writing what he believes in and the content of...