people signed the C4M national petition
Marriage is Unique
Throughout history and in virtually all human societies marriage has always been the union of a man and a woman. Marriage reflects the complementary natures of men and women. Although death and divorce may prevent it, the evidence shows that children do best with a married mother and a father.
No Need For Redefinition
Civil partnerships already provided all the legal benefits of marriage so there was no need to redefine marriage. It's not discriminatory to support traditional marriage. The politicians at Westminster had no democratic mandate to redefine marriage, since it was not included in their 2010 party manifestos.
Those who believe in traditional marriage are being sidelined. People's careers are being harmed, couples seeking to adopt or foster are being excluded, and schools are expected to teach the new definition to children. And having been redefined once, what is to stop it being redefined again to allow polygamy?
People should not feel pressurised to go along with same-sex marriage just because of political correctness. They should be free to express their views. Government ministers have made clear that the belief that marriage should be between a man and a woman is undoubtedly worthy of respect in a democratic society. We must hold them to these assurances.