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Video: Newly-Married Couple Deliver 500,000 Pro-Marriage Petitions to David Cameron

 

From the organizers:

"12 June 2012, a petition of 500,000 names against the redefinition of marriage is handed in to Downing Street and the Home Office. A newly married couple hand the petition in at Number 10, alongside MPs and campaigners."

The UK Christian Institute reports:

A mass petition calling for the traditional definition of marriage to remain unchanged has been presented to 10 Downing Street.

The 500,000-name petition, which was organised by the Coalition for Marriage (C4M), was officially handed over on Tuesday afternoon.

The petition will be kept open by C4M because they say more people are signing it every day.

Dr Sharon James, a spokeswoman for C4M, said: “We’ve got over half a million people who are saying they believe in marriage, and this isn’t just religious people but people of no faith, gay people and straight people.

“We believe passionately in marriage. It’s much bigger than the church and the state and it goes back to the beginning of human history.”

The handover comes before the close of the Government’s consultation on redefining marriage tomorrow.

Dr James added: “The most outrageous thing today is that Mr Cameron said they are a Government who are going to prevail and they are going to introduce same-sex marriage. The consultation hasn’t even closed yet.