Time is running out to respond to the Government’s consultation on equal civil marriage which has been implemented by our own Lynne Featherstone.
It’s really important that everyone who believes in equal marriage should make sure that their voice is heard.
The consultation closes a week tomorrow, 14th June. Don’t leave it till the last minute – make sure you do it today.
If you’re unsure about the issues, those nice people at LGBT+ Lib Dems have prepared a helpful pack which outlines all the issues and arguments.
I also thought you might like to see the video Cambridge Liberal Democrat Councillor Sarah Brown did for the Out 4 Marriage campaign, which was reported in Pink News recently. She talks very movingly about how she and her wife had to dissolve their marriage in 2009 and opt for a civil partnership. She describes how painful it was to have their years of marriage “confiscated by the state”.
If you think that this sort of treatment, described by Lynne Featherstone as “cruel and unusual” is unacceptable, make sure you reply to the consultation to add weight to the case for change.
The opponents of equality have been working hard to make sure that their side is well represented, as they did in Scotland. Here, over 50,000 responses were received, 23,000 of them through the Equality Network’s Equal Marriage campaign. Don’t miss your chance to secure equality. Go here to the official consultation website and do it now.
* Caron Lindsay is Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings