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.
A message from Ben Summerskill, Chief Executive
We’re delighted that the Government has finally launched the long-awaited consultation on its intention to extend the legal form of marriage to same-sex couples.
Stonewall has submitted our detailed response and we’re now urging all supporters of equality in this area to make their voice heard by responding themselves.
Just visit our website – www.stonewall.org.uk/marriage – to find details of how you can respond too.
To support the campaign, throughout April 1,000 London buses are carrying adverts featuring our iconic ‘Some People Are Gay. Get Over It!’ message and details of Stonewall’s equal marriage campaign website. To make sure the message isn’t confined to the streets of London, we’re also asking supporters to tweet pictures of buses carrying the advert using the hashtag #equalmarriage or to post them on our recently relaunched Facebook page.
We’ve all seen a vitriolic response from some politicians and clerics over the past few weeks in response to these modest proposals. Together we can make sure our voices are heard loud and clear.