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Quotes from last week's equal marriage debate


‘It is Alice in Wonderland territory, Orwellian almost’

Roger Gale, Tory North Thanet MP, has done his reading


‘Forced through the merciless prism of equality’

Edward Leigh, Gainsborough’s Tory MP, brings the science


‘They are called a homophobe, a Nazi, a bigot’

Moaning bigot David Burrowes, Tory MP for Enfield Southgate


‘Address the important issues of consummation and adultery’

Lord Carey wants more detail


‘Marriage is for ordinary and complete sex’

Tory MP Nadine Dorries. She says that “same sex couples cannot meet this requirement”


‘Ok, it was the Daily Mail...’

Gerald Howarth, Tory MP for Aldershot, qualifies his sources


‘The 1662 Church of England service sets out three reasons for marriage’

East Ham MP Stephen Timms, one of the 22 Labour MPs who voted no, is keeping it real


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The Troublemaker
Tue 12 Feb 2013, 16:39 GMT
Issue No. 2340
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