Coalition for Marriage launches today

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As the Government gets ready for its public consultation on the legalisation of gay marriage, so the Coalition for Marriage is launched today.  Here is the statement from the website:

The Coalition for Marriage is an umbrella group of individuals and organisations in the UK that support traditional marriage and oppose any plans to redefine it.

The Coalition is backed by politicians, lawyers, academics and religious leaders. It reaches out to people of all faiths and none who believe that marriage is the most successful partnership in history and should not be redefined.

The Coalition draws upon a substantial body of evidence showing that marriage – as it has been understood for thousands of years – is beneficial to society, and that changing its definition would undermine that benefit.

The Coalition’s petition demonstrates that there is broad public opposition to redefining marriage. The Coalition is committed to a reasoned and courteous debate on this issue, and will highlight any intimidation or intolerance shown to supporters of traditional marriage.

the campaign is being supported by a number of high profile individuals and groups including former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, who has written about it in today’s Daily Mail.  You can read The Telegraph’s report on it here.  If you believe that the definition of marriage which has stayed constant for centuries should not be altered then please visit the Coalition for Marriage website and sign the petition.

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3 replies

  1. Interesting…’traditional marriage’ in the US consisted of one man plus one woman of the same race. And then there’s ‘traditional marriage’ according to the Bible…which gives us one man plus many wives and a rapist and his victim…

  2. “The Coalition draws upon a substantial body of evidence showing that marriage – as it has been understood for thousands of years – is beneficial to society, and that changing its definition would undermine that benefit.”

    It would help if this coalition would learn some history. Marriage *has not* been understood as being between one man and one woman for thousands of years. Ugh…well, they do say that ignorance is bliss.

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