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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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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