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The redefinition of marriage has “driven away” more local Conservative members than party chiefs realise. That’s what a former Tory MP told columnist Iain Dale, who reported it today on ConservativeHome. It comes in the same week that a Conservative Parliamentary candidate branded C4M supporters “bigots” on Twitter. Dale wrote that the unnamed politician was unhappy with the Conservative Party’s organisation, and said that many local members had “died” or gone “off to...

A new campaign against redefining marriage has been launched by the group “Mothers and Fathers Matter”, ahead of next month’s referendum in Ireland. During the campaign launch in Dublin, the group asked why the Government doesn’t believe children “deserve the love of a mother and father”. Chairman of Mothers and Fathers Matter, Professor Ray Kinsella, said that it is important for children to “grow up with the experience, where that’s possible, of their biological parents”. He...

Sinn Fein has launched a campaign urging people in the Republic of Ireland to vote in favour of redefining marriage in a referendum next month. Speaking at a press event last week, the party’s Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald claimed that people need to be “challenged” where their views are “based on a sense of bigotry or a desire to exclude.” She said: “We’ll be running a vigorous campaign.” Sinn Fein plans to distribute leaflets to half a million homes in Ireland, and to talk...

C4M supporter Rt Rev Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Bishop of Rochester, is reported in the Telegraph online today saying: “I think words like ‘bigot’ are often used to close down discussion on important issues.” Bishop Michael’s comments perfectly articulate what so many supporters of traditional marriage are already experiencing. That is, to hold a view opposed to same-sex marriage is to risk being ostracised or worse. And if you think that’s an overreaction, take a look at...

Sarah Wollaston, the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Totnes, has called C4M supporters “bigots” on her Twitter account. Dr Wollaston tweeted her remarks after reading a C4M flyer highlighting that she had voted in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act – a matter of public record. Clearly irked by us pointing out that she had ignored the views of huge numbers of local people when she backed a Bill for which the Coalition had no manifesto mandate, she responded “Thanks...

Nick Clegg is once again pouring scorn on traditional marriage supporters by claiming that opposition to redefining marriage disappeared after the first same-sex weddings in 2013. Speaking during an interview with homosexual news service Pink News, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said: “It’s amazing how quickly equal marriage has been accepted by much of the country – so much of the opposition simply fizzled out once people saw the happiness of individual couples on their wedding...

C4M’s Dr Sharon James was one of the guest speakers at the Support Ashers event at a packed Waterfront Hall, Belfast on 24 March 2015. She calls on us all to stand up and defend the right to say that marriage is between one man and one woman.

Speaking from Waterfront Hall, Belfast on 24 March 2015, C4M’s Dr Sharon James explains the background to the Ashers Baking Company court case and the alarming implications should it lose.

Yesterday marked the first anniversary of same-sex weddings in England and Wales – the very public outworking of a politician-led redefinition of marriage. The definition of marriage as the ‘voluntary union for life of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others’ was one that had stood the test of time. Marriage has been, and still is, the most successful partnership in history, stretching back thousands of years, across cultures, and across the world. Not one party...

The family of bakers on trial for declining to decorate a cake with the campaign slogan “Support Gay Marriage” have been giving evidence in Belfast County Court today. Karen McArthur, who owns and runs Ashers with her husband Colin and son Daniel, told the court she had declined the order because of “the message on the cake”. She said, “I knew in my heart that I could not put that message on the cake” because “I do not support gay marriage”. The Equality...

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