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British PM's party split as first gay marriage vote passes

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A video grab image shows MPs voting on gay marriage legislation, in the House of Commons, London February 5, 2013. REUTERS/UK Parliament

A video grab image shows MPs voting on gay marriage legislation, in the House of Commons, London February 5, 2013. REUTERS/UK Parliament
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A video grab image shows returning officers confirming the outcome of Parliament's first vote on gay marriage legislation, in the House of Commons, London February 5, 2013. REUTERS/UK Parliament

A video grab image shows returning officers confirming the outcome of Parliament's first vote on gay marriage legislation, in the House of Commons, London February 5, 2013. REUTERS/UK Parliament
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A video grab image shows the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, announcing the result of the vote on gay marriage legislation, in the House of Commons, London February 5, 2013. REUTERS/UK Parliament

A video grab image shows the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, announcing the result of the vote on gay marriage legislation, in the House of Commons, London February 5, 2013. REUTERS/UK Parliament
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A campaigner demonstrates for a "yes" vote to allow gay marriage, as he protests outside Parliament in London February 5, 2013. British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to see his ruling Conservative party split in two on Tuesday over his government's plans to legalise gay marriage, a move critics say is not a priority for the public and unnecessarily divisive. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST...more

A campaigner demonstrates for a "yes" vote to allow gay marriage, as he protests outside Parliament in London February 5, 2013. British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to see his ruling Conservative party split in two on Tuesday over his government's plans to legalise gay marriage, a move critics say is not a priority for the public and unnecessarily divisive. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST RELIGION SOCIETY)
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Campaigners demonstrate for a "yes" vote to allow gay marriage, as they protest outside Parliament in London February 5, 2013. British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to see his ruling Conservative party split in two on Tuesday over his government's plans to legalise gay marriage, a move critics say is not a priority for the public and unnecessarily divisive. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST...more

Campaigners demonstrate for a "yes" vote to allow gay marriage, as they protest outside Parliament in London February 5, 2013. British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to see his ruling Conservative party split in two on Tuesday over his government's plans to legalise gay marriage, a move critics say is not a priority for the public and unnecessarily divisive. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST RELIGION SOCIETY)
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Elizabeth Maddison (L) kisses her civil partner Hannah Pearson after proposing marriage to her in front of Parliament in London February 5, 2013. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Elizabeth Maddison (L) kisses her civil partner Hannah Pearson after proposing marriage to her in front of Parliament in London February 5, 2013. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
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Campaigners Martin Brown (L) and Archie Young kiss during a demonstration for a "yes" vote to allow gay marriage, as they protest outside Parliament in London February 5, 2013. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Campaigners Martin Brown (L) and Archie Young kiss during a demonstration for a "yes" vote to allow gay marriage, as they protest outside Parliament in London February 5, 2013. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
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Elizabeth Maddison (L) proposes marriage to her civil partner Hannah Pearson in front of Parliament in London February 5, 2013. British lawmakers on Tuesday backed legalising gay marriage in the first of several votes on the issue after a debate which split Prime Minister David Cameron's ruling Conservative party in two. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY RELIGION)

Elizabeth Maddison (L) proposes marriage to her civil partner Hannah Pearson in front of Parliament in London February 5, 2013. British lawmakers on Tuesday backed legalising gay marriage in the first of several votes on the issue after a debate which split Prime Minister David Cameron's ruling Conservative party in two. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY RELIGION)
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Christian activists Jonathan Longstaff (L) and Jenny Rose, both from London, protest outside the Houses of Parliament before a free vote on gay marriage, London February 5, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Christian activists Jonathan Longstaff (L) and Jenny Rose, both from London, protest outside the Houses of Parliament before a free vote on gay marriage, London February 5, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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Civilly-partnered gay couple Tony (L) and Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, of Chelmsford, Essex pose near the Houses of Parliament in London February 5, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Civilly-partnered gay couple Tony (L) and Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, of Chelmsford, Essex pose near the Houses of Parliament in London February 5, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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Civilly-partnered gay couple Tony (L) and Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, of Chelmsford, Essex pose near the Houses of Parliament in London February 5, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Civilly-partnered gay couple Tony (L) and Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, of Chelmsford, Essex pose near the Houses of Parliament in London February 5, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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Born-again Christian activist Carl Hamblin protests outside the Houses of Parliament before a free vote on gay marriage, London February 5, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Born-again Christian activist Carl Hamblin protests outside the Houses of Parliament before a free vote on gay marriage, London February 5, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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Born-again Christian activist Carl Hamblin protests outside the Houses of Parliament before a free vote on gay marriage, London February 5, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Born-again Christian activist Carl Hamblin protests outside the Houses of Parliament before a free vote on gay marriage, London February 5, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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Warren Hartley (L) and Kieran Bohan hold glasses of champagne after their Civil Partnership service at Ullet Unitarian Church, in the first service of its kind on religious premises, in Liverpool, northern England May 8, 2012. REUTERS/www.simplyperfection.co.uk/Handout

Warren Hartley (L) and Kieran Bohan hold glasses of champagne after their Civil Partnership service at Ullet Unitarian Church, in the first service of its kind on religious premises, in Liverpool, northern England May 8, 2012. REUTERS/www.simplyperfection.co.uk/Handout
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Warren Hartley (R) and Kieran Bohan light a candle during their Civil Partnership service at Ullet Unitarian Church, in the first service of its kind on religious premises, in Liverpool, northern England May 8, 2012. REUTERS/www.simplyperfection.co.uk/Handout

Warren Hartley (R) and Kieran Bohan light a candle during their Civil Partnership service at Ullet Unitarian Church, in the first service of its kind on religious premises, in Liverpool, northern England May 8, 2012. REUTERS/www.simplyperfection.co.uk/Handout
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Warren Hartley (L) and Kieran Bohan sing during their Civil Partnership service at Ullet Unitarian Church, in the first service of its kind on religious premises, in Liverpool, northern England May 8, 2012. REUTERS/www.simplyperfection.co.uk/Handout

Warren Hartley (L) and Kieran Bohan sing during their Civil Partnership service at Ullet Unitarian Church, in the first service of its kind on religious premises, in Liverpool, northern England May 8, 2012. REUTERS/www.simplyperfection.co.uk/Handout
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Warren Hartley (L) and Kieran Bohan sign the Schedule of Civil Partnership at Ullet Unitarian Church, in the first service of its kind on religious premises, in Liverpool, northern England May 8, 2012. REUTERS/www.simplyperfection.co.uk/Handout

Warren Hartley (L) and Kieran Bohan sign the Schedule of Civil Partnership at Ullet Unitarian Church, in the first service of its kind on religious premises, in Liverpool, northern England May 8, 2012. REUTERS/www.simplyperfection.co.uk/Handout
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