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