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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. posted on

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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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Whoop!!!!!! 400-175!!!! Now that’s a majority!! A great day in the slow but glorious history of British progress and fairness #GayMarriage" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23GayMarriage">#GayMarriage

2.

@FCKH8" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/FCKH8">@FCKH8 appropriate tshirt choice? finally uk finally #equalmarriage" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23equalmarriage">#equalmarriage #gaymarriage" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23gaymarriage">#gaymarriage pic.twitter.com/O1e5geUh" target="_blank">http://t.co/O1e5geUh">pic.twitter.com/O1e5geUh

3.

Sums it all up #GayMarriage" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23GayMarriage">#GayMarriage pic.twitter.com/DAjGKPdY" target="_blank">http://t.co/DAjGKPdY">pic.twitter.com/DAjGKPdY

4.

#Equality." target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Equality">#Equality. #GayMarriage" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23GayMarriage">#GayMarriage pic.twitter.com/oe3DFMll" target="_blank">http://t.co/oe3DFMll">pic.twitter.com/oe3DFMll

5.

I think this picture sums up today perfectly #gaymarriage" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23gaymarriage">#gaymarriage #love" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23love">#love pic.twitter.com/kDfZPdZc" target="_blank">http://t.co/kDfZPdZc">pic.twitter.com/kDfZPdZc

6.

I love Virgin Holidays. #gaymarriage" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23gaymarriage">#gaymarriage #timeforahoneymoon" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23timeforahoneymoon">#timeforahoneymoon pic.twitter.com/tAZO6scI" target="_blank">http://t.co/tAZO6scI">pic.twitter.com/tAZO6scI

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#GAYMARRIAGE" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23GAYMARRIAGE">#GAYMARRIAGE I'm not Gay of course dears, but I'd like to show you the perfect ring. Could you fit that on? pic.twitter.com/ORv4Sqff" target="_blank">http://t.co/ORv4Sqff">pic.twitter.com/ORv4Sqff

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#gaymarriage" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23gaymarriage">#gaymarriage finally the British government have seen the light #LGBT" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23LGBT">#LGBT pic.twitter.com/whfVGBt8" target="_blank">http://t.co/whfVGBt8">pic.twitter.com/whfVGBt8

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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" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23GayMarriage">#GayMarriage 💍👱👨 💍👩👧 🌈 pic.twitter.com/EN5xOlqO" target="_blank">http://t.co/EN5xOlqO">pic.twitter.com/EN5xOlqO

10.

I think Mr Cameron and Mr Obama would like to announce something #gaymarriage" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23gaymarriage">#gaymarriage pic.twitter.com/w1K6gdA2" target="_blank">http://t.co/w1K6gdA2">pic.twitter.com/w1K6gdA2

11.

im going to be a puggy bridesmaid yipeeeeeeeee #equalmarraige" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23equalmarraige">#equalmarraige #equalrights" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23equalrights">#equalrights #gaymarriage" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23gaymarriage">#gaymarriage #puglove" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23puglove">#puglove #pugsnotdrugs" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23pugsnotdrugs">#pugsnotdrugs pic.twitter.com/ymGnNaM4" target="_blank">http://t.co/ymGnNaM4">pic.twitter.com/ymGnNaM4

12.

Haha! #gaymarriage" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23gaymarriage">#gaymarriage #MarriageEquailty" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23MarriageEquailty">#MarriageEquailty @Ricky_Martin #noh8" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23noh8">#noh8 pic.twitter.com/jFhGN34w" target="_blank">http://t.co/jFhGN34w">pic.twitter.com/jFhGN34w

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Gay marriage is legal? pic.twitter.com/5jXFfzBz" target="_blank">http://t.co/5jXFfzBz">pic.twitter.com/5jXFfzBz

Luke Macgregor / Reuters
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RT if you agree #gaymarriage" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23gaymarriage">#gaymarriage pic.twitter.com/LBDkC1vi" target="_blank">http://t.co/LBDkC1vi">pic.twitter.com/LBDkC1vi

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Nuff said... support #GayMarriage" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23GayMarriage">#GayMarriage pic.twitter.com/pPKYT91k" target="_blank">http://t.co/pPKYT91k">pic.twitter.com/pPKYT91k

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My opinion..... #gaymarriage" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23gaymarriage">#gaymarriage pic.twitter.com/XyKMiy7l" target="_blank">http://t.co/XyKMiy7l">pic.twitter.com/XyKMiy7l

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@MrHarryDerbidge" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/MrHarryDerbidge">@MrHarryDerbidge #gaymarriage" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23gaymarriage">#gaymarriage pic.twitter.com/LKkN4bDl" target="_blank">http://t.co/LKkN4bDl">pic.twitter.com/LKkN4bDl

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