UK: Coalition for Marriage still wants to void all same-sex marriages

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The Coalition for Marriage is still calling for same-sex marriages to be voided in England and Wales.

The group, which failed to stop the introduction of marriages equality – is now trying to void the marriages of gay and lesbian couples who have already married.

Speaking at a C4M event, director Colin Hart said: “Parliament can change the law, but marriage remains in reality the union between one man and one woman. The Coalition for Marriage would like to repeal the law – that’s our aim, that’s our goal.

“In the meantime, there’s all the mess of the change that has happened.

“There are the issues now of people who believe in traditional marriage being punished for their beliefs.

“We must be campaigning for our liberties to be restored in the UK.”

Mr Hart continued: “True marriage is the greatest partnership in history. Time and again the evidence shows the evidence shows the benefits of marriage for children.

“For the sake of future generation, for the sake of freedom of speech and freedom of conscience, let’s fight for the freedom to believe in real marriage.”

The group’s spokesman Simon Calvert also hailed B&B owner Hazelmary Bull – who came to prominence when she turned away a gay couple – as an “inspiration”.

He said: “Hazelmary, thank you for your courage… You’re an inspiration you know, to a lot of people.”

UKIP MEP Jonathan Arnott also spoke at the event.