Here in the UK certain ‘Muslim’ Members of Parliament voted in favour of the Gay Marriage Bill. The list of how Members of Parliament voted is on the Internet.
1. Would voting in favour of such a Bill render one a murtad?
2. What about those Members of Parliament that did not vote and could have done so without any reasonable excuse?
Wa Alaikum As Salaam,
1) If one voted for such a bill because he thinks that such an act is halaal in Islam, then he has entered kufr and is a Murtad. If he continues to believe that it is haram, but has voted for it for some reason, then he has committed a grave sin and is guilty of propagating lewdness, but, in this case he will not be a Murtad.
2) Those members that did not vote may have their own reasons for doing so. Only when their intentions are known, then it may be possible to elaborate on their actions. As it is, those who did not vote for the bill have done the correct thing.
Allah knows best,
Mufti Waseem Khan