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    House of Commons votes to allow gay marriage in England and Wales

    The House of Commons has voted to allow gay marriage in England and Wales, despite 161 MPs opposing the government's plans.

    Several Tory MPs spoke against the proposals, which have caused tensions in the party, but the Labour and the Lib Dem leaderships backed them.

    The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill now goes before the House of Lords.

    David Cameron hopes it will become law soon, with the first ceremonies taking place by next summer.

    Tensions between Downing Street and grassroots Conservatives have been exacerbated by the same-sex marriage proposals.

    There is anger over comments reportedly made by Conservative co-chairman Lord Feldman.

    He has denied calling activists "mad, swivel-eyed loons" and Mr Cameron has sent an email to party members, insisting they still shared a "deep and lasting friendship" with him.

    Tory MP Brian Binley, who has led calls for an investigation into Lord Feldman's alleged comments, said there was a "growing gap" between the prime minister and the party.

    And Robert Woollard, chairman of the Conservative Grass Roots organisation, suggested Mr Cameron needed to rein in some of his colleagues in No 10 who were "wet behind the ears" and "needed to get out more".

    But Culture Secretary Maria Miler said gay marriage was an issue of equality, to which MPs had to show their "commitment".

    Demonstrators against the plans held a vigil opposite the Palace of Westminster as the debate took place.

    In the Commons vote on the bill's third reading, 366 MPs backed the government, giving it a majority of 205. There was a ripple of applause in the chamber after the result was announced.

    The result is a marginal improvement for Mr Cameron on the vote at Monday's second reading when 175 MPs opposed the plans.

    BBC News - Gay marriage: Commons passes Cameron's plan
    You, sir, are a God among men....
    Short Men, who aren't terribly bright....
    More like dwarves with learning disabilities....
    You are a God among Dwarves With Learning Disabilities.

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    Typical UK ,, has to get things in the right priority

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    Will it be easier to bring a Ladyboy ummm wife! to the U.K

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    I think it's great that gays can now have their living arrangements blessed by completely imaginary deities.

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    I got out before they make it compulsory!!

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    It may catch up with you, yet...

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    I agree with all of you. Gays should be waterboarded until they agree to stop being a gay. That way they can not make ungay people gay with their guile and cunning to make you all gay.

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    ^That's gay...

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    Maybe, Gerbil, you'd like to follow this fine example. If only more homophobes were as committed to their cause.

    A far-right French historian has killed himself at the altar of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after declaring that more radical action was needed in opposition to same-sex marriage in France.

    Dominique Venner, 78, walked into the building at 4pm and put a letter on the altar before shooting himself through the mouth, according to local media reports. Hundreds of visitors were immediately evacuated from the site, which is the most visited Catholic monument in Paris.
    French historian kills himself at Notre Dame Cathedral after gay marriage rant | World news | guardian.co.uk

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    Sadly I feel I have to preface the following with a disclaimer.
    I am not gay, in fact I am married with 2 daughters. as well I am not homophobic, But I do have some empathy with those that are (gay), and bullied for their inclinations.

    Not wishing to be in their shoes but if it doesn't affect me directly why should I hate them? I used to take some solace in the fact that I am Hetero, but now see it as one of my character faults.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zooheekock
    Quote: A far-right French historian has killed himself at the altar of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after declaring that more radical action was needed in opposition to same-sex marriage in France. Dominique Venner, 78, walked into the building at 4pm and put a letter on the altar before shooting himself through the mouth, according to local media reports. Hundreds of visitors were immediately evacuated from the site, which is the most visited Catholic monument in Paris. French historian kills himself at Notre Dame Cathedral after gay marriage rant | World news | guardian.co.uk
    Good - the more of these bigots that top themselves the better.

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    I don't give a damn what they can do by way of partnership contract but I do not believe that a homosexual home, male or female, is the right place fora child to grow up or visit.

    Another issue I have is that anyone who dares to point even the mildest of a finger of disagreement in their direction is immediately labelled by homosexuals as 'a bigot' and 'a homophobe'. Boys and girls, if you really want quiet acceptance from normal people, just tone down the screeching complaints. You've come a long way since the days when coppers in The UK would strip you and blow on your knotted ballon to see whether it opened for them. Be glad for what you've got and move on quietly.

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    Can't wait to see the drama of the first gay divorce unfold.

    Oh. The. Humanity.

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    Nigel Farage: I won't expel members who call gay sex 'disgusting'


    Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party, has said he would not expel members for voicing "old-fashioned" views about homosexuality, including those who describe it as “disgusting”.

    Nigel Farage has accused the Government of "picking a war with middle England" over gay marriage.

    By Rosa Silverman and agencies5:56PM BST 21 May 2013

    He was responding to reports of a Ukip online forum in which one of the party's candidates allegedly used the word to describe gay sex and said that homosexuals were not "normal".

    Mr Farage said that racist comments allegedly made by a Ukip councillor were "over the top" and would be discussed by the party's national executive in two weeks' time.

    But he held back from criticising remarks allegedly made by another Ukip council candidate, who was reported by the Sunday Mirror to have used an online forum to say that gay sex was "disgusting" and that "what irritates me is the way they and their leftie, neo-Commie followers seem to want to force the rest of us to consider them as normal."

    Mr Farage told BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine Show: "That is an old-fashioned view that you would hear in private bridge clubs and golf clubs and probably British Legion clubs up and down the length and breadth of the country.

    "If you are suggesting that we should become so politically correct that we should kick out anyone who holds a slightly old-fashioned view, frankly that would be the death of debate in politics in Britain."

    He accused the Government of "picking a war with middle England" over gay marriage but said that his fellow Ukip MEP Roger Helmer had gone "too far" by drawing a link between gay marriage and incest.

    He added: "The point he was making is if we change the definition of marriage, nobody knows where it will end up.

    "We are about to redefine marriage - something that has been a fundamental staple of our society for very many centuries.

    "The 1950s world where homosexuals could be sent to prison has ended. We now have civil partnerships.

    "What the Government is now doing is picking a war with middle England on something that wasn't in their manifesto and frankly there isn't much demand for."
    Mr Farage confirmed that the next meeting of Ukip's national executive would discuss alleged racist comments by the party's East Midlands chairman and Lincoln councillor Chris Pain.

    Mr Pain is reported to have branded illegal immigrants "sandal-wearing, bomb-making, camel-riding, goat-f******, ragheads" on his Facebook page, though he has claimed that his account was hacked and he did not make the comments in question.

    Mr Farage said: "That behaviour is over the top and in that particular case we will have a hearing about that individual at our next national executive meeting in two weeks' time."

    But he added: "If you wanted to, you could pick somebody from all four parties that will have said things that have embarrassed them.

    "The disease of social media is that people on Facebook and Twitter - particularly after dinner - say things that in many cases they regret afterwards.

    "We had 1,740 candidates that stood for us in the English local elections and a handful of them have caused us an embarrassment.

    "Really, in percentage terms, the number is very small."

    Despite his run-in with nationalist protesters in Edinburgh last week, Mr Farage confidently predicted that "Ukip will become a player in Scotland and will win a seat in the European Parliament in Scotland next year".
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    farrage is a wonderful shit stirrer, who speaks for many in the uk who feel they have no voice at all. so long as he is outside pissing in he serves a useful function in relaying to the government and the opposition the feelings of many, but if he was inside pissing out, the uk would be a frightful place.


    westminster needs more like him to reign in the stupidity of our elected representatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwarner View Post
    Can't wait to see the drama of the first gay divorce unfold.

    Oh. The. Humanity.
    Already happened, hasn't it?

    Matt Lucas and Kevin McGee get 'quickie' divorce in just 75 seconds | Mail Online

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    Looks like it.

    Meh!

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    Our elected idiot thinks this is a vote earner, and hopes for the first legal gay marriage next year - just before a snap election. He's fooling nobody but himself.

    ^13
    Should be fun to watch the courts trying to side with 'her'.

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    ha ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemo View Post
    Our elected idiot thinks this is a vote earner, and hopes for the first legal gay marriage next year - just before a snap election. He's fooling nobody but himself.

    ^13
    Should be fun to watch the courts trying to side with 'her'.
    Makes sense courting their vote, considering they can't breed there are fucking millions of them.

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    probably the last time we will see the conservatives in power after this
    grab what they can now ,, while they are in power

    seems like the Gays want God to recognise their gayness formally.
    Bless em.

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    [quote=taxexile;2457596]
    Nigel Farage: I won't expel members who call gay sex 'disgusting'

    He was responding to reports of a Ukip online forum in which one of the party's candidates allegedly used the word to describe gay sex and said that homosexuals were not "normal".

    Mr Farage said that racist comments allegedly made by a Ukip councillor were "over the top" and would be discussed by the party's national executive in two weeks' time.
    Can this imbecile expel members singlehandedly? And could someone tell him that homophobe and racist are quite different? Like all right-wingers not motivated by religion, he should embrace the queers since they tend to vote right in their majority.

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