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No 10 backs down over David Cameron's gay marriage plan

The Daily Telegraph, 24 May 2012
Publié le : 24 mai 2012
 Tim Ross, and John Bingham 

Downing Street initially suggested that the Cabinet and junior ministers could be required to support the plans when new laws allowing same-sex marriage are debated in the Commons.

However, after a series of senior government figures expressed their dismay at the development, Number 10 sources pledged to allow MPs to vote with their consciences.

Gerald Howarth, a defence minister, welcomed the decision, saying last night that it was “absolutely right and proper” for MPs to be allowed a free vote.

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