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U.K. Parliament Votes In Favor Of Gay Marriage, Twitter Erupts

Britain is on course to adopt same-sex marriage following a House of Commons vote. Here are some of the most ecstatic reactions.

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Elizabeth Maddison (left) proposes marriage to her civil partner Hannah Pearson in front of Parliament in London, Feb. 5, 2013. British lawmakers on Tuesday backed legalizing gay marriage in the first of several votes on the issue after a debate that split Prime Minister David Cameron’s ruling Conservative party in two.

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#Equality. #GayMarriage http://t.co/oe3DFMll

— ben_canning (@Ken Banning)
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I think this picture sums up today perfectly #gaymarriage #love http://t.co/kDfZPdZc

— Suttynotsweep (@Chris Sutton)
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I love Virgin Holidays. #gaymarriage #timeforahoneymoon http://t.co/tAZO6scI

— jasonbetts (@Jay B)
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#GAYMARRIAGE I'm not Gay of course dears, but I'd like to show you the perfect ring. Could you fit that on? http://t.co/ORv4Sqff

— Derek_Faye (@Derek Faye)
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#gaymarriage finally the British government have seen the light #LGBT http://t.co/whfVGBt8

— willparlby (@insanis bastardus)
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Campaigners Martin Brown (left) and Archie Young kiss during a demonstration for a “yes” vote to allow gay marriage, as they protest outside Parliament.

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Parliament votes YES to #GayMarriage 💍👱👨 💍👩👧 🌈 http://t.co/EN5xOlqO

— StevenLexi (@Steven Swaap)
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I think Mr Cameron and Mr Obama would like to announce something #gaymarriage http://t.co/w1K6gdA2

— Derek_Faye (@Derek Faye)
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im going to be a puggy bridesmaid yipeeeeeeeee #equalmarraige #equalrights #gaymarriage #puglove #pugsnotdrugs http://t.co/ymGnNaM4

— BertiethePug (@Bertie)
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Haha! #gaymarriage #MarriageEquailty @Ricky_Martin #noh8 http://t.co/jFhGN34w

— srhysc (@Rhys.)
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Gay marriage is legal? http://t.co/5jXFfzBz

— hendrixnash (@Peter)
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RT if you agree #gaymarriage http://t.co/LBDkC1vi

— AirForce_Carl (@Carl)
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Nuff said... support #GayMarriage http://t.co/pPKYT91k

— cardguardtwo (@Mark Rainbow)
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My opinion..... #gaymarriage http://t.co/XyKMiy7l

— SueyJ81 (@Suzanne Jackson)
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@MrHarryDerbidge #gaymarriage http://t.co/LKkN4bDl

— jennielainexo (@Jennie Mowatt)
Photo illustration by Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

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