Bill now faces bruising passage through the House of Lords before almost certainly becoming law this year.
Members of Parliament have overwhelming endorsed historic legislation that will give gay couples the equal right to marry.
Almost half a century after homosexuality was legalised in Britain the House of Commons voted by a majority of 400 to 175 to redefine marriage and make it available to all.
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The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.
A new body is needed to assess existing and alternative drugs policies, and could be partly funded by assets seized from dealers, campaigners have said.
The UK Drug Policy Commission said billions of pounds a year were spent tackling drug problems, “without always knowing what difference it makes”.
The commission argues that much of the £3bn spent each year on tackling illicit drugs is wasted…
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also see: « i-thorts’ i-Views: Should Drugs and Prostitution Be Illegal? »
Former Tory party treasurer understood to be negotiating six-figure sum with broadcaster following child abuse allegations.
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see also: ITV reported to Ofcom for ambushing David Cameron with paedophile list »
Just how bad was the turn out in the elections for police and crime commissioners?
… it certainly makes it one of the worst turnouts ever …
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see also: ‘Hammerin’ for Cameron »
and: Gag on police in commissioner elections frustrates senior officers »
and: David Cameron’s police reform fails to impress »
The State will look after you “for your best interests,”
as they say. The United Nations is currently trying to establish a framework for the international criminal court to deal with ‘environmental crimes’ and ‘crimes against humanity’.
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ITV is facing a backlash after presenter Phillip Schofield inadvertently exposed the list of alleged child abusers to millions of viewers during an interview with the Prime Minister.
David Cameron warned that homosexual men are at risk of being smeared in a “witch-hunt”, after he was confronted with the list of suspected paedophiles live on ITV.
Read More @ Telegraph »
See also: MP raises paedophile ring claims »
and: BBC News – Cameron’s ‘gay witch-hunt’ fears »