The march toward marriage equality in England and Wales took a big step today when Culture Minister Maria Miller introduced a Parliamentary bill legalize unions for same-sex couples today. And now that that’s done, a debate date has been set: February 5th.
The BBC has more:
The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill will be debated in Parliament on Tuesday 5 February, the leader of the Commons Andrew Lansley has announced.
The legislation will allow gay marriage, including by religious organisations which want to offer it.
However, the Church of England and Church in Wales will be legally barred from marrying same-sex couples.