On This Day: Half a million petition signatures given to Govt

Jun 12, 2017

On this day in 2012, 500,000 signatures were handed to the Home Office and 10 Downing Street.

Sadly the Government ignored all these – and the 160,000 plus that followed – and pressed on regardless.

The petition was handed in by a newly-married couple alongside MPs and representatives of the Coalition for Marriage: Colin Hart and Dr Sharon James.

It was submitted as part of the Home Office consultation on changing the meaning of marriage.

Sadly, following the hand-in the couple involved were targeted with a shocking hate campaign.

But today it’s worth pausing to celebrate those people who made clear their opposition to same-sex marriage, and increase our determination to press on.