MP votes for gay marriage during Commons debate
MP voted in favour of gay marriage during a high-profile debate
in the House of Commons on Tuesday.
Munt followed the Lib Dem's party line by backing the proposals
for same-sex marriage in England and Wales.
voted in favour of the bill by 400 to 175, a majority of 225,
at the end of a full day's debate on the bill, despite the opposition
of almost half the Conservative MPs.
Minister David Cameron described the move as "an important
step forward" that strengthens society.
Prime Minister and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg added: "I genuinely
believe that we will look back on today as a landmark for equality
in Britain. The Liberal Democrats have long fought for equal marriage.
It is party policy and I am proud that the Liberal Democrats are
part of the coalition government that are making it happen."