Equal Marriage is a step closer
Publish Date: 25/01/2013
The Government today published The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill 2012 - 13.
The Bill will:
· enable same-sex couples to marry in civil ceremonies;
· ensure those religious organisations that wish to do so can opt in to conduct marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples; and
· protect those religious organisations that do not wish to marry same-sex couples from successful legal challenge
This is the first stage of this Bill’s journey through both Houses of Parliament this year, and it will be debated on 5th February. We will be regularly keeping you updated on its progress.
Full details of the bill can be found by clicking here.
We are urging you to support what we believe is the most important civil rights issue affecting the lesbian, gay and bisexual community at this time.
Marriage is hugely important to millions of people across the globe and the right to marry the person you love should be a fundamental right for everyone. Currently in England lesbian, gay and bisexual people do not have this right.
Over the next few months MP’s will be voting ‘with their conscience’ on whether to pass legislation enabling lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people to do so. It’s crucial they get messages in support of same-sex marriage.
At the moment MP’s are getting far more letters against equal marriage than for. So we’re asking you to fight for equality and ensure that this historic legislation gets passed. We can’t do this alone – we need you to take action now!
Can you spare 2 minutes of your time to fight for equality?
Contact your MP and ask them to support same-sex marriage! With our pre-prepared email form it takes less than 2 minutes. You can be part of making history. lgbt.foundation/equal