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The honourable estate formerly known as marriage

By March 9, 2014February 18th, 2021No Comments

Coalition for Marriage

Commons votes for changes to centuries-old laws

Dear Marriage supporter

On Wednesday the House of Commons voted in changes that will airbrush cherished terms such as ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ out of English law.

A raft of centuries-old statutes were amended ahead of same-sex marriage laws coming into effect later this month.

360 MPs voted to replace long-standing terms such as “widow” with ridiculous changes such as “woman whose deceased spouse was a man” or “that person’s surviving spouse”.

We predicted this massive re-write of legislation when the Government rushed its same-sex marriage Bill through Parliament without revealing these wider consequences.

Over 80 Conservative MPs voted against the changes, despite the political pressure on them to keep quiet.

There remains a strong body of opposition to same-sex marriage in the country at large. C4M is planning to raise the redefinition of marriage as a major issue during the upcoming European Elections. We will be in touch with you about this in the coming weeks.

Remember – in reality marriage will always be the union of one man and one woman, whatever the politicians may say.

Yours Sincerely

Colin Hart
Campaign Director
Coalition for Marriage
8 Marshalsea Road
London
SE1 1HL

Tel 0207 403 7879