Craig Whittaker

Craig Whittaker

Calderdale Councillors recently passed a motion to support equal marriage and to lobby local MPs to support a change in the law to further the cause of equality.

Craig Whittaker, Conservative MP for Calder Valley, remains opposed to introducing equal marriage for all, despite enjoying the benefits of marriage himself. He has previously made strong comments against equal marriage.

Calderdale Councillors Simon Young and Jayne Booth have set up an e-petition to Mr. Whittaker asking him to change his mind. Your signature of support would be much appreciated.

The LGBT Society at the University of Huddersfield headed efforts which helped to convince Huddersfield Labour MP Barry Sheerman, who was previously undecided on the issue, to support equal marriage. This shows that local efforts to lobby MPs do work, and that the right thing to do is always worth doing.

You may also like to sign the national petition for equal marriage.

All MPs from the three main political parties will have a free vote in the House of Commons. It is therefore important to remind them that all couples should be treated with the same respect and dignity, regardless of their gender and sexual orientation.

Let’s work to overturn discrimination and set a positive example to the next generation.

Thank you.

University of Huddersfield LGBT Society.

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