Former Welsh Secretary Paul Murphy is understood to be the only Welsh Labour MP to vote against gay marriage plans.
– Paul Murphy MP, Former Welsh Secretary
I have supported a great deal of legislation over the years to oppose discrimination and give proper legal rights to people, regardless of their sexuality.
I support civil partnerships and very much oppose homophobia in any form.
However, I feel that this is primarily about the definition of marriage – something which I care greatly about as a Christian.
I must say that I’ve found some of the hyperbole and name-calling, from both sides, rather disappointing.
I am glad that a free vote has been allowed, so that MPs of all points of view can weigh up the issue and come to their own conclusions.