Same-sex marriage passes without vote With a haze of pink carnation-wearing Lords, the Bill equalising marriage for gay couples passed through the House of Lords on July 15. C4M, The Christian Institute Prayer outside the House of Lords during the vote on June 4 | photo: Christian Concern No formal vote happened, and on July 17 royal assent was given to a Bill that will for many put the official stamp on the undermining of basic Christian principles in the nation. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.