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Equality Act change backed by MPs

A change to the Equality Act that will protect Christians and those from other religions who support the current definition of marriage has been backed by MPs.

MPs endorsed a Ten Minute Rule Bill proposed by Gainsborough MP Edward Leigh to change the Equality Act, with the motion passed by a margin of nearly three to one (86 votes to 31).

Marriage is set to be named as a protected category, meaning that those who believe in traditional marriage are not going to be be penalised for their beliefs.

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February 7, 2013

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