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MAY 20, 2013 - The Guardian

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Labour tries to save gay marriage bill with new amendment

Yvette Cooper says Labour will put forward its own amendment after issue of civil partnerships threatens to derail billThe Labour leadership has moved to save the equal marriage bill by tabling its own amendment on civil partnerships for heterosexual couples – the area that had threatened to derail the entire measure.Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary, said Labour would withdraw its support from an amendment tabled by Tory opponents of gay marriage and table its own amendment calling for an immediate consultation on extending civil partnerships to heterosexual couples.Labour's earlier ... Read More

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