Monday, 10 February 2014
Message from Scotland for Marriage
A message from the organization, Scotland for Marriage:
Sadly, the Scottish Parliament passed the Marriage & Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill yesterday.
MSPs voted 105 to 18 in favour of the Bill at Stage 3.
The key civil liberty protections we were supporting were also voted down by an overwhelming majority of MSPs.
Clearly, this result is a huge disappointment to all of us who have campaigned in defence of traditional marriage and in favour of safeguards for civil liberty.
It has not been for lack of effort on our part. Over the last two years we have:
been active in all 73 Holyrood constituencies, with hundreds of volunteers in our network
run a fringe event at the SNP conference
distributed over 500,000 items of literature
held 90 meetings throughout the country attended by thousands of people
secured media coverage of our concerns in national and local press
kept you informed of developments
prompted you to contact your MSPs when appropriate.
We believe that we – and you – did everything we could in defence of marriage. Unfortunately, neither the Government nor most MSPs were listening.
The redefinition of marriage will have serious consequences for Scotland, particularly for people who believe marriage is between a man and a woman.
That’s why our campaign will continue. We want to:
defend the innocent victims this legislation will create
hold the Government to the assurances they have given that civil liberties will not be infringed
continue to be a calm but firm voice for marriage in the media
resist further erosions of marriage.
That’s what we want to do. But after two years of tough campaigning, our resources are spent. Please, if you want us to be able to carry on, join with us today by making a donation. Please give £25, £50 or £100, or whatever you can afford, and help us support and defend real marriage.
Your donations are secure and confidential.
The Scotland for Marriage team
Donations can be made here.