MPs are due to vote on plans for gay marriage this evening - a vote which has split political - and public - opinion. If passed the bill would allow same sex couples to marry in both civil - and some religious - ceremonies.
It's a step further than Civil Partnerships - and gives them the same rights as other married couples. Charlotte Wilkins has our report.
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Network Rail has reopened two of the four lines but two will remain closed for the rest of the day.
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