Proud that Parliament voted in favour of equal marriage today. This is an important step forward in the fight for equality in Britain.From @Ed_Miliband on Twitter:
First vote result in favour of equal marriage. People in gallery started applaudingFrom @FionaODonnellMP on Twitter:
MPs have voted in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill with a majority of 225.
The second reading vote received 400 Ayes to the right against 175 Noes to the left.
The Commons has now cleared for the second time as MPs return to the lobby to vote on the timetable of the motion - setting out how the Bill will proceed through the House.
Danny Alexander in the Chamber in a kilt!From @KerryMP on Twitter:
Ok I know its same sex marriage but Danny Alexander in a kilt?!?From @HelenGoodmanMP on Twitter:
Agree with Minister Hugh Robertson about quality of debate on Same Sex Marriage but will join number of colleagues in 'no' lobby tonightFrom @MarkPawsey on Twitter:
Will be voting to retain traditional marriage between one man and one woman in vote on Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill tonightFrom @DavidNuttallMP on Twitter:
Just voted for justice and equalityFrom @georgegalloway on Twitter:
The House of Commons is now clearing after the Speaker of the House declared a division in the vote on the second reading of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill.
Hansard has recorded all the comments at today's wide-ranging and passionate debate ahead of the vote on the second reading of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill.