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As UK Nears Marriage Equality, Openly Gay MP Still Waiting on “Prince Charming”


The right of same-sex couples to demonstrate their love and commitment to each other before their family and friends will be a lasting social reform of this Parliament. The legislation is brought forward by this coalition Government but supported by Members from all parties around the House.

“Bristol West has three Quaker meeting houses, a Unitarian chapel and a reform synagogue, so the country’s first same-sex marriage may well be in my own constituency—but, personally, I am still waiting for my own Prince Charming so that I may be able to take advantage of this new legal right.”

Openly gay Liberal Democrat MP for Bristol West Stephen Williams addressing the Queen’s Speech in Parliament (via PinkNews) to the tune of “Some Day My Prince Will Come.” Or “Dancing Queen,” his favorite song. After this, someone’s definitely going to want to put a ring on it…that is, once the UK passes gay marriage later this year.

Photos: StephenWilliams.org

On:           May 9, 2013
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    • Sweet Boy

      He’s cute…I’d marry him

      May 9, 2013 at 1:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bellerophon69

      He IS a cutie!!!

      May 9, 2013 at 4:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sradic

      Yeah he is cutie…but he needs to change hairstyle (sides)…

      May 10, 2013 at 11:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alexoloughlin

      The photo doesn’t do him justice. I’ve seen him in real time and he’s far cuter. He also made one of the most moving speeches in Parliament the day that the equal marriage bill was approved on February 5 this year with a huge majority in favour, arguably the largest majority ever for an equal marriage bill anywhere, 400-175. It’s received a lot of attention from other MPs including Labour leader Ed Miliband who singled Stephen’s speech out worthy of mention and commendation. The third and final reading of the bill takes place on May 20/21 then off to the Lords for further scrutiny and hopefully, passage.

      May 10, 2013 at 12:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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