Pressure still needed to ensure #MothersOnMarriageCerts is implemented
May 23, 2016 — Please write you your MP (http://www.theyworkforyou.com/) to ask them to support the THIRD early day motion (https://www.parliament.uk/edm/2016-17/10) which Caroline Lucas has tabled in support of a change in the law so that mothers names and occupations can be included on marriage certificates alongside fathers names and occupations.
There was nothing in the Queen’s Speech about this issue and it is important that we continue to pressure the Government to implement legislation.
If your MP is Conservative then please ask them to explain why, nearly two years after David Cameron agreed that this needed to change, the Home Office is still saying that “A timetable will be confirmed for changes as soon as there is an opportunity to legislate on this matter.”
Many thanks for your support!
Other useful links:
Listen to Caroline Lucas on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour last week: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07b9r3c (at the beginning of the program)
House of Commons Library briefing paper about the issue: http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7516#fullreport
Link to the MP’s Westminster Hall debate on 8 December 2015
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