Coalition Partners For Equal Marriage
LGBT+ Liberal Democrats are proud to be one of the first partners announced by the Coalition for Equal Marriage.
Chair of LGBT+LD, Adrian Trett, said: "We are delighted to be partners in the Coalition for Equal Marriage.
"The Liberal Democrats are the first and only major party to support marriage equality, and will be encouraging people to respond to the consultation to say that equal civil marriage should be introduced in the context of the Liberal Democrats' party policy for equal civil and religious marriage, and equal civil partnerships.
"LGBT+ Liberal Democrats believe that cross party consensus is paramount to ensure the passing of this legislation by 2015, and we are very happy to work with all organisations and bodies from grass-root activists to fellow political groups to ensure this goal is achieved.
"Thanks goes to James and Conor for starting the ball rolling and inviting all those in favour of equal marriage to work together in a united stand against Coalition for Marriage whose campaign is not based on grass-roots beliefs but lead by a group of Bishops, Lords and right-wing MPs with bigoted and prejudiced views that do not belong in the 21st century."
Other organisations giving their support so far are
- British Humanist Association
- Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement
- Metropolitan Community Church of North London
We hope to see many other LGBT and other organisations giving their public support too over the next few days.