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SPUC launches briefing to guide submissions to same sex marriage consultation

17 May 2012

SPUC launches briefing to guide submissions to same-sex marriage consultation London, 17 May 2012: The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) www.spuc.org.uk a leading pro-life/pro-family group, has launched a briefing document to help supporters make submissions to the government's consultation on same-sex marriage.

The document can be read and downloaded at http://www.spuc.org.uk/campaigns/ssm_consult  The deadline for submissions to the consultation is 14 June.

SPUC's concern is to protect marriage because marriage, as the life-long exclusive union of a husband and wife, protects unborn children and helps families to flourish. Marriage is not owned by the state – it belongs to mankind.

The proposals for same-sex marriage (or “equal civil marriage” as officialdom describes it), were not included in the Queen’s Speech last week, but this does not mean the plans have been dropped: far from it.

The Home Office is continuing with its plans to redefine marriage, and with the present consultation exercise.

The Coalition for Marriage petition, supported by SPUC, is very significant (500,000 signatures and growing), but the consultation process  - the official channel - must not be ignored.

In addition to SPUC's briefing, other helpful resources for those making submissions are: * Coalition for Marriage * Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales * Muslims Defending Marriage  For more information, please contact SPUC on: * telephone 020 7091 7091 * email information@spuc.org.uk * Twitter @spucprolife


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