Unfortunately today John Pugh has also come out against it, with some statist arguments that he believes to be "liberal" (talk about "cultural communism", having the Government regulate relationships only for its own benefit), and it has raised my concerns as to whether we might see an even larger number vote against.
If we look to Edward Leigh's amendment vote last week as a guide to who we should keep an eye out for in tomorrow's vote we get:
|John Hemming||Birmingham, Yardley||LDem||aye|
|Simon Hughes||Bermondsey and Old Southwark||LDem||aye|
|Charles Kennedy||Ross, Skye and Lochaber||LDem||aye|
|Greg Mulholland||Leeds North West||LDem||aye|
Beith, Hemming, Kennedy and Mulholland are not currently shown on the C4EM support page which is quite worrying. Simon Hughes was relatively supportive when he responded to my Yoosk question two years ago but I've heard whispers he is wavering. To add to this other formerly supportive MPs are showing signs of wavering such as Tim Farron (who lost my confidence a while ago)
Tim Farron, Lib Dem President, says he's still deciding how to vote tomorrow over gay marriage.Very concerning to see Lib Dem MPs voting against party policy in a free vote (i.e. not whipped like tuition fees) and equally concerning to see that we might actually get a higher percentage against than Labour in a worst case (but possible) scenario.
— Arif Ansari (@ArifBBC) February 4, 2013
I hope to be proven wrong.