Changes to Laws on Consular Marriage Following Introduction of Same Sex Marriages in Parts of the UK — 5 Mar 2014 at 19:16
Joe Benton MP, Bootle voted against updating the law on marriages outside the UK in the presence of a consular official following the introduction of same sex marriages in England and Wales.
The majority of MPs voted in favour of updating the law on marriages outside the UK in the presence of a consular official (Consular Marriages) following the introduction of same sex marriages in England and Wales. The arrangement applies where at least one member of the couple is a UK national, the marriage would have been legal in at least part of the UK, the authorities in the country or territory where the marriage is proposed to take place don't object and insufficient facilities exist for them to enter into a marriage under the law of that place.
Consular marriages already existed; the proposed new laws follow the introduction of same sex marriage in England and Wales.
The motion approved by the majority of MPs was:
- That the draft Consular Marriages and Marriages under Foreign Law Order 2014, which was laid before this House on 23 January, be approved.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
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