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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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  • User AvatarDavid-1 19th Sep - 2:28pm
    Every MP is elected to have a vote on the government of the entire state, not just a particular region. It's a really bad idea...
  • User AvatarPeter Chegwyn 19th Sep - 2:26pm
    I suggest it's Cameron who has the bigger problems with his MPs and with the Clacton by-election looming next month. Cameron's problems are only just...
  • User AvatarAllan Heron 19th Sep - 2:15pm
    Quite the opposite from Michael Forsyth actually. It was Labour's Kevia Dugdale who was doing the backtracking. The Labour Party remain the weak link in...
  • User AvatarJoe Otten 19th Sep - 2:07pm
    Maybe Ed had ought to do this, but surely from Labour's perspective PR and answering the WLQ is a lose-lose. It's not Conservative majorities that...
  • User AvatarRICHARD MORRIS 19th Sep - 2:04pm
    Genuinely confused by why everyone thinks Ed M's position on all this matters; if there are enough votes on the Tory and Lib Dem side...
  • User AvatarJulian Tisi 19th Sep - 1:54pm
    I don't think the SNP are necessarily strengthened. Particularly if the constitutional settlement goes according to timetable. This would mean the SNP would be unneeded...