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British gay marriage bill OK’d by House of Commons

Measure next awaits vote in House of Lords

LONDON — The House of Commons voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to approve a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Britain, indicating that the bill is assured of passage as it moves through further legislative stages.

But in a major setback for Prime Minister David Cameron, who championed the bill, it appeared that more than half of the lawmakers in his Conservative Party voted against the measure or abstained.

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