British House of Commons supported the second reading of a government bill legalizing same-sex marriage in England and Wales. According to The Independent, in support of the document were made by 400 deputies, "against" vote 175 members of the Chamber.
Under current UK law, legal for same-sex couples is the so-called civil partnership (civil partnership), which in most cases legally equivalent to marriage. Supporters of the bill said that the differences between these concepts, including the title, should be completely eliminated.
Adoption of the law of marriage (sexual minorities) will same-sex couples to marry in civil and in church ceremonies. At the same time, the Parliament voted earlier total ban on the performance of such ceremonies in the church of the Anglican Church in England and Wales. Members of other churches have the right to act in its sole discretion.
Despite the fact that the bill did not approve of many of the ruling Conservative Party, the document personally supported Prime Minister David Cameron. Before the vote Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, William Hague, the Foreign Minister and the Minister of Home Affairs Theresa May wrote an open letter to the newspaper Daily Telegraph, expressing confidence that the British public to support the adoption of the law.