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Gay campaigners drive a bus past the Hou...Gay campaigners drive a bus past the Houses of Parliament as the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill gets an unopposed third reading by the Lords in central London on July 15, 2013. Gay marriage was set to be legalised in England and Wales after the controversial Bill introducing it cleared the Lords today.

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Gay campaigners drive a bus past the Houses of Parliament as the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill gets an unopposed third reading by the Lords in central London on Monday. Gay marriage was set to be legalised in England and Wales after the controversial Bill introducing it cleared the Lords today 

Queen Elizabeth II Attends The State Opening Of Parliament...LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Yeomen of the Guard march through the House of Lords ahead of the State Opening of Parliament on May 8, 2013 in London, England. Queen Elizabeth II will unveil the coalition government's legislative programme in a speech delivered to Members of Parliament and Peers in The House of Lords today. Proposed legislation is expected to be introduced on toughening immigration regulations, capping social care costs in England and setting a single state pension rate of 144 GBP per week.  (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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Yeomen of the Guard march through the House of Lords ahead of the State Opening of Parliament in London, England, on Wednesday. Queen Elizabeth II unveiled the coalition government’s legislative programme in a speech delivered to members of parliament and peers in the House of Lords.