UK Lawmakers To Vote On Same-Sex Marriage Bill
Argentina, Canada and Spain are among nearly a dozen countries that allow same-sex marriages.
Same-sex marriage is a world-wide conversation now. While some countries have yet to pass legislation supporting it, others have already done so or are on their way to passage. The United Kingdom is the latest to vote on a bill to introduce same-sex marriage. The vote took place Tuesday, while three top party members—Chancellor George Osborne, Foreign Secretary William Hague and Home Secretary Theresa May—appealed to Conservative MPs in a letter published in the Telegraph newspaper. The trio said passing the bill is “the right thing to do at the right time.”
Not everyone, particularly those of a religious organization or church, are for the law. Surprise surprise. The Church of England is among the religious bodies opposed to the legislation. If passed, the law would allow same-sex couples to convert a civil partnership to a marriage and enable married transsexual people to gain legal recognition in their acquired gender without having to end their marriage. Other countries that allow same-sex marriages include Argentina, Canada, Spain, South Africa, Belgium and Norway. (CNN)