Tories must halt this ‘marriage lite’ option

Dec 28, 2017 by

by Thomas Pascoe, TCW:

Shortly before the Government moved to legalise same-sex marriages in mainland Britain, the then Home Secretary Theresa May told the Daily Telegraph that ‘homosexuals will be missionaries to the wider society and make it [marriage] “stronger”.’

The Coalition for Marriage and many others disagreed. We argued that marriage would be severely undermined. In changing by law the definition of an institution that predated parliamentary government, David Cameron’s government committed itself to chaos.

If something as fundamental as the heterosexual nature of marriage can be redefined by the state, then why not the other traditional parts of it such as lifelong monogamy? Why not the very concept of men and women, come to that?

And so it has proved. If campaigners get their way we will soon have a bewildering smorgasbord of options in place of traditional marriage.

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