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

Publié par Clifford Armion le 24/05/2012

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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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"No 10 backs down over David Cameron's gay marriage plan ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2012. Consulté le 14/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/no-10-backs-down-over-david-cameron-s-gay-marriage-plan-