Friday 17 May 2013

Same-sex marriage votes imminent, contact your MP now

As MPs prepare to debate and vote on the report stage and third reading of the government’s Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill on Monday (20 May) and Tuesday (21 May), please make a point of emailing or phoning your MP to ask him/her to oppose the Bill, especially by voting against it at third reading. MPs can be emailed via SPUC's website at or telephoned via the House of Commons switchboard on 020 7219 3000.

Please ask any clergy you are in touch with to tell people that this is their last chance to lobby MPs – who can be phoned or emailed on Monday prior to the third reading on Tuesday.

The principal reason for having laws supporting marriage is because marriage is the best environment to conceive and raise children. Redefining marriage so that it has no particular link with children means there will be no real justification for laws recognising marriage at all. This is why “same-sex marriage” will damage marriage and harm future generations. You can read SPUC's position paper on same-sex marriage at

Please stress that it is most important that MPs oppose it at this stage, because as a bill without mandate, the government needs to appreciate how strongly it is opposed by people all over the country.

Please remember always to forward any replies you receive from MPs to SPUC, either by post or by email to

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