MPs are to vote on whether same sex couples can marry in church in an historic vote in the House of Commons tomorrow. They are to be given a free vote - which means they can decide according to their consciences, NOT according to party lines.
But the vote looks set to cause deep splits in the Conservative Party - not least here in the South East, where some MPs say religious reasons mean they cannot support a decision to change the law - and that civil partnerships serve that purpose well enough.
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Radical new trains that will carry millions of passengers on the Thameslink network will be launched today.
Tuesday morning's forecast for the east of the region
Tuesday morning's forecast for the west of the region