Simon Kirby to sit on cross party ‘Equal Marriage’ committee

Besi Besemar February 12, 2013

Simon Kirby, MP

Following the passing in the Commons of the second reading of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill which was backed by a majority of 225 MPs, the next step in the Bill’s passage through Parliament is the Committee Stage, during which the legislation will be subject to further scrutiny from a cross party panel of MPs.

Simon Kirby, Conservative MP for Kemptown & Peacehaven and a long term supporter of equal marriage has been selected to sit on the committee.

Simon said:

“I am pleased to have been selected to serve on this committee, as it will allow me to continue to fight for a Bill which I consider to be of utmost importance”.

“In light of my position on the committee I am keen to hear the views of all of my constituents on this matter and I would welcome the continued input from Gscene readers”.

The debate on equal marriage is sure to rumble on as the Bill progresses through Parliament and there is still a long way to go before the Bill gets Royal Assent. It is important you continue to lobby your MP as its journey through the House of Lords could well be difficult.

You can write to Simon Kirby at:

Simon Kirby MP,

House of Commons,

London, SW1A OAA

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