FROM THE COALITION FOR MARRIAGE LETTER 09/10/2012
Hundreds of people packed into Birmingham Town Hall yesterday to attend the Coalition for Marriage fringe meeting at the Conservative Party Conference.
Rousing speeches were delivered by David Burrowes MP, Lord Carey the former Archbishop of Canterbury, and former MP Ann Widdecombe.
The speeches were peppered by rapturous applause from the audience. In a report about our event, the BBC said: "David Cameron could only dream of this sort of fervour when he delivers his big conference speech on Wednesday."
Lord Carey accused the Government of plundering the institution of marriage for political motives.
David Burrowes MP called for a referendum on the redefinition of marriage, confident that the public would support keeping marriage as it is.
Ann Widdecombe said the real extremists are those who believe the state should silence anyone who opposes the plans to redefine marriage.
And I tell you today what I also told the audience yesterday. There is all to play for in this campaign. We can win and keep the real meaning of marriage.