After you have signed the Equal Love Petition, please email your MP and MEPs. Ask them to write on your behalf to the Prime Minister, David Cameron, urging him to bring forward legislation to end the twin bans on gay civil marriages and heterosexual civil partnerships.
You can find out who your MP and MEPs are, and email them direct, via this website: www.writetothem.com
Here is a sample email you can send to your MP and MEPs but feel free to alter it to reflect your own views and style of writing:
Dear (insert the MP / MEP’s name)
I live in your constituency and strongly object to the way gay couples are barred from civil marriages in register offices and the way heterosexual couples are denied the right to have a civil partnership. This discrimination is incompatible with the democratic principle that everyone should be equal before the law. My view is shared by nearly two-thirds of the British people. In June 2009, an opinion poll by Populous for The Times newspaper found that 61% of the public believe that gay couples should have the right to get married in a register office:http://tiny.cc/iucjt
I am sure that that most British people also believe that heterosexual couples should be able to have a civil partnership if they wish.
I am respectfully asking you to write to the Prime Minister, David Cameron, on my behalf, urging him to bring forward legislation to end the twin bans on gay civil marriages and heterosexual civil partnerships.