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NUS ‘Christmas card’ demands equal marriage rights

National Union of Students campaign presses Cameron for vote on equal marriage

Gemma Rose

Mon, 03 Dec 2012 16:59:39 GMT | Updated 2 years today

The NUS have launched an equal marriage campaign to allow ANYONE the right to choose between marriage and civil partnerships - despite their sexuality or gender identity.

 

The festive season is upon us, rendering it unlikely that we will see a vote passed on equal marriage before the end of 2012, but the NUS LGBT has urged everyone to come together and help make the change so that any two people have the right to be married, despite their gender and without any discrimination. 

 

In just three days, the NUS have received over 500 responses, and gained the support of writer Caitlin Moran, TV chef Gizzie Erskine, and journalist Sali Hughes.

 

Finn McGoldrick, LGBT Officer at the NUS, has praised the response from the student population: "We are excited to see students getting involved and telling the government we are tired of waiting for equal marriage. It's important because separate is never equal and LGBT students know they have the right to equality. It's a different campaign because it's grassroots, it's the community coming together to demand equal marriage now.

 

"No more stalling, Mr Cameron, all we want for Christmas is a vote on equal marriage."

 

The campaign centres on a Christmas card to be sent to David Cameron, demanding the right for a fairer society. You too can sign that 'card' to help make a positive difference to the future of the LGBT community.

 

Get involved and join the other 63,000 people that have signed the Coalition for Equal Marriage's Petition, at: www.nus.org.uk/equalmarriage

 

 

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