It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.


Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.


Ditch plans for same-sex marriage, voters tell Members of Parliament

page: 1

log in


posted on Jun, 1 2012 @ 03:00 AM
Plans to legalise same-sex marriage are the number one issue in MPs’ postbags - with an overwhelming majority of voters opposed to the move - according to a new poll.

The survey of MPs from across the political spectrum by ComRes also shows that only one in 25 parliamentarians believes that allowing gay unions is a main priority for voters.

The survey, commissioned by the Coalition for Marriage (C4M), which is leading the campaign against the government’s proposals, shows that same-sex marriage is the issue which most stands out in MPs correspondence from voters.

Asked how voters divide on the issue, MPs say their constituents are overwhelmingly against - with, on average, three in four voters either opposed to the measure (19 per cent) or strongly opposed (55 per cent), according to the MPs’ assessments. Just 16 per cent of those who are in touch with their MPs support the plans.

Gay marriage is cited by just four per cent of MPs as a key priority for their constituents, just one per cent ahead of House of Lords reform.

Colin Hart, Campaign Director of C4M, said: “This poll shows that, right across the Commons, MPs do not regard gay marriage as an important priority.

“It also demonstrates that public opposition to the measure is vociferous and widespread.

The Telegraph

So in the UK, 74% of people who have contacted their MP are opposed to gay marriage. Only 19% support it.

Why are the politcal elites pushing gay marriage so hard when the support for it just isn't there?

Are they perhaps trying to distract us from more important issues, like the economy?

posted on Jun, 1 2012 @ 03:16 AM
That's a possibility, but I'll posit another theory that could be right, as well.

The cvast majority of people that are opposed to something will call and vocally complain about it, compared to those that are not opposed or uncaring about the issue.

That goes for any issue, by the way, not just this.

In other words, it may very well be that the ones that have called to voice their opinion are, overwhelmingly, those that are opposed, compared to those that are not, because they ARE more vocal about the issue. Squeaky wheel and all that.

Secondarily, the "poll" was done by a group vehemently opposed to the issue at hand, so it culd be a poll bias issue, as well.

Just tossing out a different opinion

posted on Jun, 1 2012 @ 03:22 AM
When this issue comes up, i hear nero playing that damn fiddle like a rebellious teen


log in