by Christopher Freeburn | July 17, 2013 1:48 pm
Same-sex couples will soon be able to tie the knot in Wales and England.
On Tuesday, the United Kingdom’s House of Commons passed a law legalizing gay marriage. Debate over the law, which was personally endorsed by Prime Minister David Cameron, took two hours, Reuters notes.
Queen Elizabeth is expected to give final approval to the law. Gay couples have been able to obtain civil partnerships in the United Kingdom for some time.
The legislative battle to pass the bill pitted members of Cameron’s conservative party against each other. Members of parliament from the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties supported the bill.
Earlier this year, France legalized gay marriage, despite large protests by traditionalists and religious leaders. Last November, three U.S. states voted to make same-sex marriage legal.
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