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Our Mission

The Coalition for Marriage is an umbrella group of individuals and organisations in the UK that support traditional marriage and opposed its redefinition.

Our supporters believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, to the exclusion of all others and for life.

Since the redefinition of marriage in 2013, the Coalition has worked to protect freedom of conscience on marriage for our supporters and resist attempts by the government and lobby groups to coerce people into supporting same-sex marriage against their conscience.

We also continue to work to promote traditional marriage as a ‘gold-standard’ for couples and wider society, drawing on the substantial body of evidence which supports this view.

The Coalition is committed to a reasoned and courteous debate on this issue, and will highlight any intimidation or intolerance shown to supporters of traditional marriage.

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Background

The Coalition was established in 2012 with the aim of opposing the redefinition of marriage and coordinating public opposition to this unnecessary change. It soon gained backing from politicians, lawyers, academics and religious leaders, reaching out to people of all faiths and none who believe that marriage is the most successful partnership in history and should not have been redefined.

The Coalition’s public petition was signed by 669,444 people, demonstrating the broad public opposition to the redefinition of marriage.

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Funding

The Coalition is a not for profit company that is entirely reliant on the generosity of its supporters to fund its work.

Coalition for Marriage Limited is a not for profit company registered in England. Company number 07880604.

Registered office: 5 Park Road, Gosforth Business Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 8DG.

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Board of Directors

  • Colin Hart

    Colin Hart, Chairman

    Other roles:
    Director, The Christian Institute

  • Rod Badams

    Rod Badams

    Other roles:
    Former Journalist
    Former Administrator, Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC)

  • Don Horrocks

    Don Horrocks

    Other roles:
    Former Head of Public Affairs, Evangelical Alliance (EA)

  • Norman Wells

    Norman Wells

    Other roles:
    Director, Family Education Trust

  • Andrea Minichiello Williams

    Andrea Minichiello Williams

    Other roles:
    Co-founder and CEO,
    Christian Concern and Christian Legal Centre (CLC)