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Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013-14
First Reading: House of Commons
24 Jan 2013
The formal introduction of the Bill.
05 Feb 2013
The House of Commons debated the general principles of the Bill, which was read for a second time and committed to a public bill committee.
12 Feb 2013
The committee heard oral evidence from witnesses including Stonewall, Liberal Judaism, the Church of England and the Church in Wales.
14 Feb 2013
The committee heard oral evidence from witnesses including the PSHE Association, Equality and Human Rights Commission, United Reformed Church and the National Union of Teachers.
26 Feb 2013
The committee considered clause 1 of the Bill. The clause was agreed to on division.
28 Feb 2013
05 Mar 2013
07 Mar 2013
17 May 2013
The House of Commons considered New Clauses 1-8, 10, 11, 13, 16, 17 and 19 of the Bill. New Clause 1 was withdrawn. New Clause 16 was agreed to on division. New Clauses 3, 6, 8 and 10 were negatived on division. New Clause 16 was read a second time. New Clauses 2, 4, 5, 7, 11 and 13 were not called. New Clauses 17 and 19 were not selected.
21 May 2013
After a short debate, the Bill was read for the third time and passed to the House of Lords.
21 May 2013
The Bill was brought from the Commons, read a first time and ordered to be printed.
03 Jun 2013
After a long debate, the second reading of the Bill will continue for a second day.
04 Jun 2013
The Bill was read for the second time and passed to a Committee of the Whole House.
17 Jul 2013
The Bill received royal assent to become the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013.