petitionPetition to: The Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP the Prime Minister of the UK

That the rights of all UK citizens to freedom of conscience, religious belief and expression, be fully guaranteed and protected

Doctors, nurses, teachers, counsellors, registrars and others have been threatened with dismissal, demoted, suspended, removed and even dismissed from their position or employment for not believing in the moral rightness of same sex relationships or same sex marriage, for sharing their faith and even for wearing a religious symbol, like a cross, at work.

Such things should not be happening in a free democratic society like the UK with its long tradition of upholding human rights. Therefore we demand that the rights of individuals to express and act on their beliefs that include for example, that the state of marriage can only exist between a man and a woman, be protected and guaranteed, and be free from threats to their reputation, good social standing and livelihood, for so doing.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to which the UK is a signatory, was designed to protect all the rights, including the right to act according to their conscience, of all individuals. Its first article states: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience, and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

This belief in equality was never intended to be, and should not be used now, to penalise those who for example, express or act on the belief that the right to marriage and found a family applies exclusively to marriages uniting one man with one woman only, and not to same sex unions. Yet Dr Sheila Matthews, a paediatrician, was removed from Northamptonshire County Council’s adoption panel when she abstained from voting to place a child with a same sex couple.

Please sign our petition to the government demanding it will guarantee to defend conscience and religious observance rights and restore the nation’s reputation for fairness, justice and impartial respect for human rights.

Yours sincerely,

[Your Name]

[Your Name]