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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 AvatarMichele 5th Jul - 10:07am
    Speaking as a woman from a disadvantaged background who works in a male dominated field I can't think of anything that I am opposed to...
  • User AvatarSimon Banks 5th Jul - 10:06am
    Some important stuff here and we may have to face up to the possibility that the reduction in the local effect, the incumbency boost and...
  • User Avatardavid walker 5th Jul - 9:57am
    Well said. We should be bold in being patriotic at all levels of the UK, be it nationally, internationally or indeed England, the regions and...
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    There is a natural level of organisation which is the distance you can travel for an all-day meeting. Our regions generally fit that requirement and...
  • User AvatarDavid Warren 5th Jul - 9:29am
    This should be opposed. Firstly because it is state intrusion into the lives of children and their parents, totally illiberal. Secondly and worse still it...
  • User AvatarSara Scarlett 5th Jul - 9:23am
    PR by STV should have been a LibDem 'red line' in 2010. Thanks to LibDem weak leadership, PR is off the table for another 50...
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