Talk:Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013

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Infographic[edit]

Oh *come on*, that is in no way an infographic. Advert, promotion, flyer, graphic, image, whatever, but it is not — and I'm quoting wikipedia here — a "graphic visual representation of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly". Behemoth01 (talk) 10:12, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

Errors in the map of Second reading votes.[edit]

There are at least two errors in the map of how MPs voted in the Second reading. Stephen Hammond (MP foe Wimbledon) and Daniel Kawczynski (MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham) are listed as Conservative MPs who voted against. In reality both of them voted in favour. This has already been discussed in the talk page to image but no action has been taken and I cannot edit other users images. A full list of how MPs voted in the second reading can be found on the BBC News site. (Tk420 (talk) 21:39, 20 March 2013 (UTC))

Clarification or Link regarding UK legislative process[edit]

For those of us not from the UK some clarification about what exactly each stage means and what stages are left before the bill is enacted would be helpful. Based on some googling, it appears multiple votes are required in each House before the bill is enacted and then some process to reconcile any differences between the bills passed by the two houses. Acts of Parliament in the United Kingdom gives a good description but is not the friendliest article for novices. I think a quick explanation here with a link for those interested would be useful for many. Since I only learned about this process today, I will leave the edits to someone more expert than myself. Thanks -- InspectorTiger (talk) 16:55, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

Table and Map[edit]

It may just be my computer, but because of the widths of the table and the map of the UK in the House of Commons / Second Reading section of the article, the two are not side-by-side, but one on top of the other with huge areas of unattractive white space. I'm going to amend the widths so as to remove these spaces, and ensure they fit side-by-side. If anyone thinks this shouldn't be done, perhaps they could give reasons here? Chid12 (talk) 22:58, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

White space? It's really strange reason to change the size. 70% it's too small size. Even with that size the map and table are not side-by-side, the space is still there. Ron 1987 (talk) 22:11, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
The problem is that you cannot know how wide the reader's screen is. By saying that the table should be 70% wide, that's 70% of the available width assuming that the map isn't there: therefore, you're assuming that the map occupies no more than 30% of the available width. If this is truly the case, the table will be able to float up into the gap; but if the map occupies 30% or more, the table can't squeeze itself in because it's constrained to that 70% when the actual gap might be 65%. The map is fixed-width (it's specified as 300px, but what with padding, borders, margin etc. the outer enclosing box is actually 327px wide), so if your screen has at least 327 × 100 / (100 − 70) = 1090 pixels between
←hereand here→
you can fit a 70% table alongside a 300px map. But if it's less, you can't, so the table is forced down.
The normal technique is to omit an overall width specification for the table, but specify widths for some (but not all) of the columns; those with an unspecified width will occupy whatever width is left available. Unfortunately, the browser will calculate automatic widths based on the plain text in the table cells, and will not take into account any text added by Javascript (such as the "[show]" links), with undesirable results like this:
Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill – Second Reading
Party Votes for Votes against Both Did Not Vote
Conservative
Total 395 (+2 tellers) 170 (+2 tellers) 5 74
Here, the "Party" and "Votes for" columns have no specified width; the other three are all set to 20%. In those cells which show a quantity of tellers, the "[show]" link overlaps the text.
It might be easiest to put the map immediately below the table, followed by the text "The SNP did not vote ...". --Redrose64 (talk) 07:15, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
Putting the map below the table is a good idea. Ron 1987 (talk) 07:31, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

Lists of MPs voting[edit]

The lists of MPs who voted, which are shown at Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill#Second Reading and at Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill#Third Reading, have problems. None of the lists show more than 50 names - this is due to a limitation of the {{Collapsible list}} template. In the case of the Third Reading. they're all put down as Conservative, which is true of less than half. --Redrose64 (talk) 20:05, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Royal Assent[edit]

This act is no longer a Bill, it is an Act. John Bercow has announced this Act has received Royal Assent. Please rename this page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mjsa (talkcontribs) 13:11, 17 July 2013‎

This has now been done. --Redrose64 (talk) 15:51, 17 July 2013 (UTC)