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Julie Bindel, referred to as Sky News’ “most famous lesbian”, reviewed the papers for the broadcaster on Tuesday night last week. On seeing that Ian McKellen was on the front page of the Independent calling for gay marriage, she said it was “a waste of time and effort”. She added: “Many people, knowing that I’m a lesbian who has campaigned for gay rights for many years, would be surprised at me saying this but I would like to abolish marriage for everyone...


The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, gave a carefully worded speech yesterday about human rights and religious faith. He warns that some religious communities “feel that alien cultural standards are somehow being imposed – particularly in regard to inherited views of marriage and family.” He added: “If it is said, for example, that a failure to legalise assisted suicide – or same-sex marriage – perpetuates stigma or marginalisation for some people, the...


In her Daily Mail column on Saturday, Amanda Platell makes some fair points about the debate on redefining marriage. She highlights the intolerant campaign of vilification against those who have spoken in support of traditional marriage. The Archbishop of York received hate mail, some of a racist nature. David Burrowes MP has also been on the receiving end of a hate campaign. In fact, he has even received a death threat for his stance. This campaign of hatred and intolerance is completely at...


In less than one week, the national petition for marriage has gathered more than 50,000 signatures. That number only includes those who have signed up online. In addition, people across the nation are signing paper petitions and posting them in. The Coalition for Marriage produced half-a-million paper petition forms for distribution throughout the UK. Reacting to news that the online petition passed the 50,000 mark, campaign director Colin Hart said: “In just our first week, 50,000...


BBC News, 25 Feb 2012. A Coalition for Marriage spokesman comments on an article by Equality Minister Lynne Featherstone about her plans to redefine marriage over the heads of the people. Marriage doesn’t belong to Lynne Featherstone and she shouldn’t be bulldozing ahead with plans to rewrite its legal meaning.


In yesterday’s Daily Telegraph Lynne Featherstone, the government’s Equality Minister and Lib Dem MP, wrote an article about her plans to redefine marriage. In it she says marriage isn’t owned by the church. Well, it isn’t owned by Lynne Featherstone either, yet she seems determined to rewrite the definition of marriage over the heads of the people. In her article, she says that marriage belongs to the people. But why, then, has she never asked the people if they want...


The national petition for marriage sped past the 30,000 mark this morning, and it shows no sign of stopping. Thousands upon thousands of ordinary people from across the nation are signing up to show their support for marriage. Campaign Director Colin Hart said: “The petition which was launched just a few days ago has already been signed by over 30,000 people who share our concerns. This is a clear sign to the Government that the British public back traditional marriage. “I hope it acts...


A three minute video from the launch event, featuring Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, and Colin Hart, Campaign Director of the Coalition for Marriage.


Adam Boulton of Sky News, before he interviews the former Archbishop of Canterbury about redefining marriage, says the Coalition for Marriage has stolen a march on the forthcoming government consultation by getting in first with its concerns. A poll by Sky News, reported during the interview, showed opinion running 62% to 38% against redefining marriage. Earlier in the day Sharon James, a spokeswoman of the Coalition for Marriage, debated the issue of redefining marriage with Peter Tatchell. ...


Barely 24 hours after the national petition for marriage went live, over 15,000 people have signed up. That’s a blistering start, and we expect thousands more will sign up over the next few hours, days and weeks. The petition has obviously struck a chord with ordinary people from across the nation. They are saying loud and clear: don’t meddle with marriage. Colin Hart, Campaign Director of the Coalition for Marriage, said: “The national petition that we launched just one day ago...

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