Westminster hit by attempt to wreck gay marriage bill - and by fast-track plans for register of lobbyists
Andrew GricePeers from all parties have warned the House of Lords it would exceed its powers if it derailed plans to legalise gay marriage because the move has already won the overwhelming backing of MPs.
The Lords will vote on Tuesday night on a wrecking amendment to stop the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill. If passed, the motion would give David Cameron another headache as it would embolden Tory MPs who oppose the Bill if he pressed ahead with it.
Some peers believe the result is too close to call. But Cameron aides expressed confidence that the wrecking move would be defeated and refused to speculate about the Prime Minister's actions if it succeeded.
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"Westminster hit by attempt to wreck gay marriage bill - and by fast-track plans for register of lobbyists", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2013. Consulté le 09/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/westminster-hit-by-attempt-to-wreck-gay-marriage-bill-and-by-fast-track-plans-for-register-of-lobbyists