Friday, 16 August 2013

Marriage: The Great Liberal Media Cover-Up

On 17 July, the Marriage (same sex couples) Bill received Royal Assent, having passed its final hurdles in the House of Lords and amendments proposed accepted by the Commons. You may well have missed this monumental event. After all the trouble and division stirred up in the early stages, once the groundbreaking legislation was passed interest, not least from the Press, died away.

Conservative Grassroots, a small group within the Tory party, had plentiful publicity when they gathered together just 15 former Conservative constituency Chairmen to write a letter to David Cameron opposing equal marriage.

However, when over 500 current local Conservative Association Chairmen, Deputy Chairmen, officers and activists signed a letter supporting the Prime Minister, it hardly got a mention. Opinion polls consistently show the majority of the public support same sex marriage, with even larger numbers among younger people.

Now some on the fringe of the Tory are claiming the fall in numbers is due to the modernisation of the Conservative Party, and in particular its support for same sex marriage. This could not be further from reality.

There may be some older members lost due to policies such as gay marriage. But the fact is that membership of all political parties has been falling for decades and these memberships fluctuate according to which party is in government, and various other factors....

Matthew Sephton, chairMAN of LGBTory, writing for the Telegraph.

It's odd that some gay Tories people think there was some grand conspiracy for the meeja not to give much coverage to the gay marriage bill being given Royal Assent.
That's cause this was a mere formality - the big news, as with any new law, was when the Commons finally voted it through.
You may have noticed endless never-ending coverage about this - and from the moment Cameron first floated the idea.
Mr Sephton is correct though that some gave the anti-gay marriage letter from Conservative Grassroots lots of coverage and all but ignored a pro-marriage letter from other Conservative Party activists.
Mainly this can be seen in... The Telegraph!

PS Think this article may only be online, also worth noting their readers can't leave comments here...

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