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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.

1.

Whoop!!!!!! 400-175!!!! Now that’s a majority!! A great day in the slow but glorious history of British progress and fairness #GayMarriage— Stephen Fry

2.

@FCKH8 appropriate tshirt choice? finally uk finally #equalmarriage #gaymarriage http://t.co/O1e5geUh— rosa

3.

Sums it all up #GayMarriage http://t.co/DAjGKPdY— Vici

4.

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

— ben_canning (@Ken Banning)

#Equality. #GayMarriage http://t.co/oe3DFMll— Ken Banning

5.

I think this picture sums up today perfectly #gaymarriage #love http://t.co/kDfZPdZc

— Suttynotsweep (@Chris Sutton)

I think this picture sums up today perfectly #gaymarriage #love http://t.co/kDfZPdZc— Chris Sutton

6.

I love Virgin Holidays. #gaymarriage #timeforahoneymoon http://t.co/tAZO6scI

— jasonbetts (@Jay B)

I love Virgin Holidays. #gaymarriage #timeforahoneymoon http://t.co/tAZO6scI— Jay B

7.

#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)

#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

8.

#gaymarriage finally the British government have seen the light #LGBT http://t.co/whfVGBt8

— willparlby (@insanis bastardus)

#gaymarriage finally the British government have seen the light #LGBT http://t.co/whfVGBt8— insanis bastardus

Luke Macgregor / Reuters

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

9.

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

— StevenLexi (@Steven Swaap)

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

10.

I think Mr Cameron and Mr Obama would like to announce something #gaymarriage http://t.co/w1K6gdA2

— Derek_Faye (@Derek Faye)

I think Mr Cameron and Mr Obama would like to announce something #gaymarriage http://t.co/w1K6gdA2— Derek Faye

11.

im going to be a puggy bridesmaid yipeeeeeeeee #equalmarraige #equalrights #gaymarriage #puglove #pugsnotdrugs http://t.co/ymGnNaM4

— BertiethePug (@Bertie)

im going to be a puggy bridesmaid yipeeeeeeeee #equalmarraige #equalrights #gaymarriage #puglove #pugsnotdrugs http://t.co/ymGnNaM4— Bertie

12.

Haha! #gaymarriage #MarriageEquailty @Ricky_Martin #noh8 http://t.co/jFhGN34w

— srhysc (@Rhys.)

Haha! #gaymarriage #MarriageEquailty @Ricky_Martin #noh8 http://t.co/jFhGN34w— Rhys.

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13.

Gay marriage is legal? http://t.co/5jXFfzBz

— hendrixnash (@Peter)

Gay marriage is legal? http://t.co/5jXFfzBz— Peter

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14.

RT if you agree #gaymarriage http://t.co/LBDkC1vi

— AirForce_Carl (@Carl)

RT if you agree #gaymarriage http://t.co/LBDkC1vi— Carl

15.

Nuff said... support #GayMarriage http://t.co/pPKYT91k

— cardguardtwo (@Mark Rainbow)

Nuff said… support #GayMarriage http://t.co/pPKYT91k— Mark Rainbow

16.

My opinion..... #gaymarriage http://t.co/XyKMiy7l

— SueyJ81 (@Suzanne Jackson)

My opinion….. #gaymarriage http://t.co/XyKMiy7l— Suzanne Jackson

17.

@MrHarryDerbidge #gaymarriage http://t.co/LKkN4bDl

— jennielainexo (@Jennie Mowatt)

@MrHarryDerbidge #gaymarriage http://t.co/LKkN4bDl— Jennie Mowatt

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