The Sun calls for a referendum on redefining marriage

Mar 9, 2012

Britain’s biggest selling daily newspaper, The Sun, has called for a national referendum on whether to redefine marriage.

An editorial in today’s paper says, “This is a very big issue for our whole society. And one over which sincere people have different opinions.

“Why don’t we pause for three months, ignore our mixed bag of politicians and let the people decide with a referendum?”

The people have been shut out of this debate and ignored by the government. No major party put the issue in their manifesto. For months the Government has been saying its consultation will ask how, not whether, to redefine marriage.

Politicians shouldn’t rewrite marriage over the heads of the people.