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Britain steps closer to gay marriage; backers cheer

Britain steps closer to gay marriage; backers cheer

British lawmakers took another big step toward allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed this week.

A bill allowing same-sex marriages cleared its last hurdle in Parliament on Tuesday, according to British news reports. After a two-hour debate, the House of Commons did not oppose a number of minor changes made by the House of Lords, which approved the bill Monday. The House of Commons had already voted in favor of marriage for same-sex couples.

The Telegraph newspaper reported the...

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