Prime Minister Theresa May this week urged the Australian Government to introduce same-sex marriage “very soon” – and by doing do has annoyed Thomas Pascoe, above, Campaign Director for the UK’s Coalition for Marriage (C4M).
During Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, May was asked by gay MP Iain Stewart if she welcomed the Australian postal survey which overwhelmingly supported marriage equality.
I am as proud as he [Stewart] and many others were when we passed the legislation here in this house, and made possible same-sex marriage here in the United Kingdom and I hope that the Australian government will take that vote and act on it very soon.
The outcome was also celebrated by former Prime Minister David Cameron, who took to Twitter to say that he was :
Incredibly proud of legalising Same Sex Marriage in the UK & delighted that other countries are looking to do the same. G’day Australia!
Pascoe said it was “no surprise” to see May and Cameron celebrating the result.
Both were instrumental in introducing this change in the UK, and neither appears to regret the slippery slope that the change has led us down.
Indeed, Mrs May’s government is forging ahead with extremist measures which will force information on homosexual lifestyles onto children from the age of five.
He added that the UK Government:
Ignored the majority of responses to their own consultation and then passed this unwanted, undemocratic legislation anyway.
Nearly 670,000 people signed C4M’s petition against the redefinition of marriage in England and Wales. Despite the significant opposition same-sex marriage legislation passed Westminster in 2013.
When the gormless Pascoe was appointed Director of C4M in September 2017 he was quoted by the Christian Institute as saying:
Traditional marriage and its supporters remain under attack by an army of politicians and activists. No institution does more for the well-being of children or society than traditional marriage, and I promise to do all I can to protect it against the assaults of those who would rather sound good than do right.
Just for the record “traditional marriage” is in steady decline in the UK. According to Pamela Cobb, Population Statistics Division, Office for National Statistics:
Just over half of the population aged 16 and over were married in 2015. This figure has steadily declined since 2002, which could be associated with a rise in cohabiting amongst those who have never married or formed a civil partnership.
The population aged 16 and over who were single increased from 29.6 percent in 2002 to 34.5 percent in 2015.
C4M which claims “hundreds of thousands of supporters” was set up in 2012 to oppose Government attempts to redefine marriage and promote the traditional definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman, to the exclusion of all others and for life.
Five years ago we warned that same-sex marriage would lead down a slippery slope. Now even the concept of male and female is seen as offensive in some public bodies, lawyers are pushing for no-fault divorce and a sexual free-for-all is being encouraged in our classrooms.
In response we are preparing for our biggest campaigning year since the Same-Sex Marriage Act became law. We will stand up for those who believe in traditional marriage and provide a voice for those left voiceless in the current debate.