A proud day and an important step forward in the fight for equality in Britain - Ed Miliband5 February 2013
Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, responding to the vote on the Equal Marriage Bill in the House of Commons, said:
"This is a proud day and an important step forward in the fight for equality in Britain.
"The overwhelming majority of Labour MPs supported this change to make sure marriage reflects the value we place on long-term, loving relationships whoever you love.
"Equal marriage builds on Labour’s successes in Government which include the repeal of Section 28, equalising the age of consent, the introduction of civil partnerships and changes to the rules governing adoption."