Date set for gay marriage vote

The date has been announced when MPs will be able to vote on the Government's controversial same-sex marriage bill. MPs will be able to vote when the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill has its second reading in the House of Commons on February 5.

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Date set for same-sex marriage vote

The date has been announced when MPs will be able to vote on the Government's controversial same-sex marriage bill.

Plans have been criticised by religious leaders, who fear it could lead to them being forced to conduct same-sex weddings.

MPs will vote on the bill on 5th February Credit: Katie Collins/PA Wire

MPs will be have their first chance to vote on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill on 5th February, when the bill will have its second reading.

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