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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 6th May - 3:57pm
    MichaelBG: if my Auntie had b*lls, she'd be my uncle. It wasn't a General Election and anyone who tries to draw Commons conclusions from it...
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    Recently the BBC are saying that if this had been a general election we would have 19 MPs! @Paul Barker The BBC disagree with you...
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    Part of the problem Paul is that this has all been said before - after each year in 2010-15 (and a few times before that...
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    Yay! We have smashed it in Watford! 5 from Tories (wiped out); 1 from Lab. 25 seats to Lab's 11. real good news.
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    Fantastic gain in Gateshead too.
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    David Thanks for the hack! I had to type it in rather than copy and paste.
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