There‘s only two weeks left until the government consultation on extending the legal form of marriage to same-sex couples closes. The proposal was not included in the recent Queen’s Speech but Stonewall is lobbying the government to press ahead with implementing this promise in the next 12 months in any case. Now’s the time to make your voice heard if you haven’t already done so.
You can visit www.stonewall.org.uk/marriage for details of how to respond to the consultation and tell the government why equal marriage matters to you.
Doing good does you good! That’s the motto for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week with Mental Health.org. They encourage us to:
- Pass on a compliment
- Smile and say thank you
- Acts of kindness to friends or strangers
- Get involved in a cause that means a lot to you
- Volunteer your time
Find out more here: http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/mentalhealthawarenessweek/
Legislation announced in the Queen’s Speech on 9 May included a draft bill on adult social care, bills on public state pensions and the pension age, and new measures on flexible working.
To read more visit the Cabinet Offiice website: http://number10.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/engage/queens-speech-2012/