Have you signed the petition for equal marriage yet?
Across Scotland and across England and Wales the pace is quickening in the campaigns over letting same-sex couples get married. A recent readers’ poll for bisexual magazine BCN showed overwhelming support for the change amongst bi people. BCN editor Jen Yockney says, “ten years ago, my relationships were viewed differently in law dependent on the gender of my partner. Today, even after so much legal reform, that is still the case.”
However, campaigners who want to keep the current setup are out in force, rewriting the history of marriage to claim it as an unchanging and exclusively religious institution that we tamper with at our peril.
The Coalition for Equal Marriage web petition is currently lagging behind its anti-equality rival: might you add your name and help narrow the gap?
Note: thanks to devolution, the campaign and legislation in Scotland is separate. This one’s about England and Wales.