General Article Ten reasons why the Government is wrong to redefine marriage

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Reason 1

It will undermine marriage

Evidence shows that redefining marriage actually undermines support for marriage in wider society. Neither has it delivered the promised stability for same-sex couples. In Spain, after gay marriage was introduced, marriage rates across the whole population plummeted.1 In The Netherlands too there has been a significant fall in the marriage rate since marriage was redefined.2 Same-sex marriage does not promote marriage.


Reason 2

Marriage is part of our history

Marriage between a man and a woman is not a recent social invention. Everyone knows that marriage predates law, nation and church. It goes back to the dawn of time. Yes, matrimonial law may have been tweaked over the years, but the law has never fundamentally altered the essential nature of marriage: a lifelong commitment between one man and one woman. Same-sex marriage would rewrite hundreds of years of British legal tradition and thousands of years of cultural heritage.


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