Love Equal Marriage
In December 2012 The Lesbian & Gay Foundation launched their campaign 'Love Equal Marriage' to encourage people to fight for equality and support same-sex marriage.
We've had some amazing successes, with thousands of you taking action and contacting your MP, as well as host of celebrities getting involved as well as some fantastic couples sharing their stories.
We lobbied MPs and Lords, secured national, local and international media coverage as well as touring all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester speaking to people about this important issue, see the photos here!
On 15th July 2013 The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill completed its Third – and final – Reading in the House of Lords. That evening the Bill went back to the Commons for MPs to consider the amendments – and they agreed.
Later that week the Bill gained Royal Assent, and become the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013.
This is a historic moment in our history. It’s fantastic that same sex couples will now soon be able to equally celebrate their love for one another alongside heterosexual couples – a huge step forward for equality.
We want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank-you to all our amazing supporters who ensured their voices were heard within this important campaign and it’s down to you that we are now within kissing distance of marriage equality.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the government department responsible for equalities, has said that same-sex marriages may take places as early as Spring 2014.
Got questions? Read our FAQ’s here on the issues surrounding Same-Sex Marriage now the last has been passed.
If you would like to support our ongoing work fighting for equality please visit www.lgf.org.uk/donate
Support our ongoing fight for equality!
To contact us about the campaign call 0845 3 30 30 30 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Myths about Equal Marriage
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Leave a message of support
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Messages of support from celebrities.read more
We've been approached by so many community organisations and faith organisations recently to let us know that they support equal marriage. Here...read more
CPs versus Marriage
Some people argue that same-sex couples already have the right to a CP – so what’s the point of equal marriage?read more