Open to reason?

10 good reasons why the House of Lords should say No to the same-sex marriage Bill

  1. Intact biological families provide the gold standard for the wellbeing of children.
  2. Children have a human right to be nurtured by both their biological parents.
  3. Gay parenting by definition denies the child from having one or both biological parents.
  4. Popular support for the Bill is based on the unfounded theory that people are ‘born gay’.
  5. All school children will be taught that as adults they can have marriage relationships with either men or women.
  6. Adolescents commonly experience temporary same-sex attraction: this does not mean they are gay.
  7. There is no evidence that SSM strengthens marriage. In Spain marriage rates fell precipitously.
  8. Behind this Bill is a militant move to deny gender difference.
  9. ‘Equal love’ leads to unequal marriage.
  10. Civil partnerships already provide all the legal and financial benefits of marriage for gay people.