Sharon Hodgson

Labour Party Candidate - Working hard for Washington and Sunderland West.

Implementing Equal Marriage 21.02.14

Sharon spoke for Labour in a debate on technical measures required to make equal marriage a reality.

 Sharon responding to the debate

While fully welcoming the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act and the consequential statutory instruments being debated, Sharon posed a series of questions to the Minister, and in particular pressed on the timeframe for further measures to ensure that those couples who had already entered into a Civil Partnership would be able to convert their union to a marriage.

In the end, the 3 statutory instruments were approved, with only 3 Tory backbenchers, who oppose equal marriage, voting against them.

Sharon's full speech can be read here.

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