Staggering 15,000 sign marriage petition on first day

Feb 21, 2012

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 has already been signed by over 15,000 people who share our concerns at the proposals by the Government to redefine traditional marriage without asking for their views.

“None of the main political parties said in their manifestos that they would make this massive cultural change. It is politically dishonest of the Government to declare that the consultation will be about the mechanics of the change instead of the principle.

“Has there ever been a worse case of aggressive political correctness being imposed by stealth?”