We have circulated a full-colour A5 postcard to every Conservative Member of Parliament, urging them to support the Marriage (same sex couples) Bill this week.
This is our advice about the many amendments made to the Marriage (same sex couples) Bill, which we have circulated to every Conservative Member of Parliament.
A poll published this weekend shows, yet again, that the majority of the British people are in favour of Equal Marriage.
An amendment to decriminalize homoseuality in Northern Cyprus has been approved by Ministers there.
LGBTory, the Conservative Party’s affiliated LGBT group, welcomes the progress towards equality in the House of Commons this evening. MPs voted in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill and it will now proceed to Committee Stage.
In a debate on Richard Bacon's Radio 5 Live show LGBTory Policy Officer, Colm Howard-Lloyd warns"there has been a huge well-funded priopogranda campaign against equal marriage"
LGBTory Chairman Matthew Sephton tells the Daily Telegraph that the concept of marriage has always changed and developed through history and there is widespread support for gay marriage.
Writing for PinkNews, Colm Howard-Lloyd, national policy director of LGBTory says the publication of the government’sMarriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill shows the Conservative Party is a champion of equality.
The article was originally published by Pink News at http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/01/25/comment-the-conservative-party-has-come-a-long-way-on-gay-rights-to-legislate-for-equal-marriage/
Following last week’s government statement by Equalities Minister, Maria Miller, on proposals to legislate for equal marriage, individuals and groups have been working hard to lobby their Members of Parliament, no matter what Party they belong to. It is in Parliament where the law can be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry so if MPs are flooded with supportive letters they are also arguably more likely to vote in favour.
A group of MPs from all parties have written a letter to the Daily Telegraph claiming that "none of the three main parties stood on a platform to redefine marriage." and that therefore "the Government has no mandate to redefine the meaning of marriage".
We believe that they are mistaken, and that there were committments to look at same-sex marriage in the documents all Conservative MPs campaigned on.