The Prime Minister David Cameron wants to redefine marriage, even though he failed to mention it in his party manifesto when asking for people’s votes. He also failed to mention it when he joined with Nick Clegg to produce the Coalition Programme for Government.
Now the Government is running a so-called “public consultation” on redefining marriage – but they have said they will press ahead regardless of the outcome. That’s not much of a “consultation”.
We don’t believe the Government really means it. They can’t seriously ignore tens of thousands of responses against their plans. So, we will be urging our supporters to respond to the consultation in due course. Watch out for information about that.
We know that the Government has been knocked back by the size of the petition against redefining marriage. You, and the other 450,000 people who have signed it, have already had an impact at Downing Street.
We need to keep the pressure on. Please e-mail your local MPand say you are astonished that such monumental social change is being pushed through when it wasn’t even a Conservative manifesto pledge.
If you voted for your MP at the last election, say so.
If the Conservative Party’s position on redefining marriage would affect your vote at future elections, say so. But if your MP has spoken out against gay marriage then you might prefer to thank them.
If you think David Cameron is out of touch with ordinary people’s support for traditional marriage, say so.
If you think the Conservative-led Coalition is ignoring voters, say so.
Say that marriage is being redefined over the heads of married people.
Say that the Conservative Party has no mandate to redefine marriage.
Remember to be polite and brief, but also clear and firm.
Coalition for Marriage