We did it - Equal Marriage has passed through the House of Commons!
Thank you so much for your support in getting us to this point.
BUT, now comes the hard part…
We’re still only half way to securing equal marriage. The real challenge comes now in the House of Lords. We must make sure that the noisy voices of opponents don’t drown out the case for equality.
Stonewall has fought long and hard to secure legal equality for gay people. However, it’s a sad fact that as recently as 2010 Lord Tebbit stated:
Stonewall’s latest polling of public attitudes - Living Together – shows that over 70% of Britons and, crucially, 60% of people of faith believe that same-sex couples should now be able to get married. This research helps us challenge the offensive notion that relationships between same-sex couples are not as stable, rich or valid as those between heterosexual couples.
Equal marriage is the final legislative measure for equality – and will help put an end to public mockery of gay relationships. It will send a crystal clear message to the remaining opponents of equality that in 21st century Britain all people truly are equal.
If you cannot find the information you need on this website, you can call the Stonewall Cymru offices on 029 20 237744 or 01492 622202 or the Stonewall info line on 08000 50 20 20 (Mon-Fri 9:30am - 5:30pm) and we will try to point you in the right direction.