Canadian MPs have rejected a proposal by the governing Conservative party to overturn a law allowing gay marriage, BBC reports. Twelve Conservative MPs, including several members of the cabinet, joined Liberals and Canada's other opposition parties to defeat the motion 175-123.
Conservatives have conceded defeat.
"The vote was decisive and obviously we will accept the democratic resolve of the people's representatives," Said Conservative Prime Minister Stepen Harper.
We should all take a few minutes to read Prime Minister Paul Martin;s speech which he gave last year.
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