MPs fiercely debate the rights for gay couples to marry

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.

To read all of the entries into the debate click here.

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PM defends gay marriage

David Cameron has defended his plan to legalise gay marriage saying 'I'm a great supporter of marriage'. MPs have backed the plan by 400 votes to 175 in the Commons yesterday.