Tory modernisers were horrified by the speeches by opponents of reform. Barry Williams, 82, and Brian Watts, 84, who are are believed to be Birmingham's oldest same-sex couple, first met through a gay equality organisation in the late s. The Liberal Democrats Autumn Conference is to debate delivering equal marriage - five years after same-sex marriage was legalised in England and Wales thanks to Liberal Democrats in the coalition government.
Brian wanted to have supper with them that evening and it turns out we did the same as when our friends got married, we went to Sainsbury's first. Margot James, Tory MP for Stourbridge, warned her colleagues that the Conservative party would suffer the same fate as the Republicans in the US unless it wholeheartedly embraced social reform.
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The couple reflected on their time together and shared their best memory together Video Loading Video Unavailable. Philip Hammond, the defence secretary who opposes equal marriage, did not vote because he is away on official business.
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Colin Hart, campaign director of the anti-equal marriage group Coalition for Marriage, said: "The scale of the opposition against the government's profoundly undemocratic plans is astonishing, and sends a clear message to the prime minister that he faces a lengthy and damaging battle to redefine marriage.
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