More signigficantly, the Tories (the conservative opposition party) support the measure, or at least their shadow Home Secretary does. The article mentions some opposition amongst Tory backbenchers.
The Supreme Court has voted to revisit Bowers vs Hardwick, the 1986 case that affirmed Georgia's (since eliminated) anti-sodomy laws. If the Texas anti-sodomy laws are overturned by the SC (as I expect they will), expect laws similar to the Vermont law (only with more teeth) to be introduced. Of course, the asinine Defense of Marriage Act prevents them from being recognized everywhere, but it is only a matter of time before DoMA is challenged.