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The well-known author and academic Jeanette Winterson has called for fixed-term marriages. Professor Winterson entered a same-sex marriage in 2015 with Susie Orbach, despite being initially “unsure about gay marriage” because of its association with “heterosexual, patriarchal norms”. Jeanette Winterson is now seeking to further redefine marriage by throwing overboard the idea of lifelong commitment, asking: “why not discuss fixed-term contracts? … A fixed term might allow both...


A top judge in the US has warned of hostility to traditional marriage supporters. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito said before the legalisation of same-sex marriage that it could lead to people who do not support same-sex marriage being treated as “bigots” by governments, schools and employers. He said that US society is now seeing this come to pass. Alito told a group of lawyers: “A wind is picking up that is hostile to those with traditional moral beliefs.” In 2015, Sarah Wollaston,...


Same-sex marriage was pushed through the UK Parliament on a wave of fashionable opinion. Endorsed wholeheartedly by the mainstream media, it was presented as a moral imperative and a harmless new piece of legislation. However, for those who refused to accept the redefinition of marriage, the change was far from innocuous. This list includes ten people, from various walks of life, who stood up against same-sex marriage – and were punished for expressing their views. 1. The bakers The...


MPs have given the go-ahead to controversial new plans for Relationships Education in primary schools across England. At the moment it is unclear just what teaching will be included in the new subject, but it is clear that there will be content on ‘different types of families’ and relationships. This could mean children as young as four being taught about same-sex marriage. The Government has outlined another subject for secondary schools called Relationships and Sex Education, which...


A heterosexual couple who want a civil partnership have lost their case in the Court of Appeal. Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld claim the current law is discriminatory because same-sex couples can either marry or enter into a civil partnership, while heterosexual couples only have the option of marriage. C4M has long criticised the idea of heterosexual civil partnerships as they would undermine marriage because they do not require lifelong commitment. It is estimated that, if the idea ever...

We turn 5 today

Posted on 20th, February 2017


On 20 February 2012, Coalition for Marriage and its national petition were launched. Within 1 day, 15,000 people had signed up and less than a week later over 50,000 signatures were recorded! It was an extraordinary time which would eventually see the petition grow to nearly 700,000. That’s over two-thirds of a million people who said: ‘don’t meddle with marriage’. Sadly, the Government rejected those clear concerns from hundreds of thousands of people. But today, as we turn 5, we...


The Government has backed the alarming idea of introducing an ‘Equality Oath’ for everyone who holds public office. This could include school governors, civil servants, people working in the NHS and councillors. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid is supporting the oath as part of the Government’s ‘British values’ drive. He believes those who do not accept the Government’s narrow definition of these values will “struggle to play a positive role in British life”. The draconian...

Same-sex marriage ruled out in Poland

Posted on 27th, January 2017


Pro-gay lobby groups will not force Poland to redefine marriage, its President has said. President Andrzej Duda insists that marriage shall remain between a man and a women and his party would not “water down this clause and open interpretation that marriage could also include other genders”. “I unequivocally repeat: marriage in accordance with the Polish Constitution is a union between a man and a woman”, he said. The President was responding to a question asked by Polish broadcaster...


Dame Louise Casey has labelled church schools supportive of traditional marriage as ‘homophobic’. She even likened them to the extremism exposed by the Trojan Horse scandal in Birmingham. The Government’s integration tsar told a House of Commons select committee that the issues raised by Trojan Horse were “not okay”. She then added, “the same way it is not okay for Catholic schools to be homophobic and anti-gay marriage”. Casey then went on to accuse those opponents of gay...


Lord Carey’s portrait at a London university has been removed – apparently all because he has the temerity to support marriage between a man and a woman. It was in 2012 that the former Archbishop of Canterbury took part in a rousing Coalition for Marriage event at the Conservative Party conference. There he accused ministers of plundering the institution of marriage for political motives. And now, after the Government rejected the views of 669,444 people who signed our petition and...

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