Apparently the Conservative Party are “listening” to the people and so there is to be a draft bill to authorise a straight in or out vote on the EEC after the next General Election. We are told that because we have a coalition Government it is not possible for the bill to be Government sponsored so the Draft Bill will have to be sponsored by a MP who is lucky in the lottery to introduce private members bills.
Well, if politicians are listening to the public as they say they are why are they continuing with the new bill to sanction same sex marriages? Many thousands have signed the petition on the Coalition for Marriage website but I don’t hear the politicians listening. Could it possibly be that they only hear what they want to hear?
The Church teaches that Marriage is a sacrament between one man and one woman and I don’t think it is up to politicians to attempt to alter this. Civil Partnerships were introduced to cater for those in long-term same sex relationships and I have no objection to them provided it is understood, clearly, that it is what it says it is, a Civil Partnership and not a marriage.