Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:41 pm on 5th February 2013.

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Photo of Bernard Jenkin Bernard Jenkin Chair, Public Administration Committee 2:41 pm, 5th February 2013

In respect of Parliament being sovereign, it matters not what anybody says in any debate, because Parliament can trump it with a new law. On the point made by Chris Bryant—it is not the first time he has been wrong—I voted for civil partnerships expecting that to be the end of the story. We are now confronted with thousands of people in our country who are in, or want to enter, civil partnerships but would like to be married. That is what the Bill is about.