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#MothersOnMarriageCerts

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nameequality Mon 23-May-16 20:59:58

As lot's of MNers supported my campaign (calling for mothers names and occupations to be allowed on marriage certificates alongside fathers names and occupations) I thought I would post an update here which I just posted on the petition.

Please write to your MP (www.theyworkforyou.com/) to ask them to support the THIRD early day motion (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.”

Other useful links:

Listen to Caroline Lucas on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour last week: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07b9r3c (at the beginning of the program)

House of Commons Library briefing paper about the issue: researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7516#fullreport

Link to the MP’s Westminster Hall debate on 8 December 2015
www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/a356a26a-8f5c-4fe9-a65f-eb64b87b5ee4

Follow me @nameequality on twitter

<Previous thread was here and talks about some private members bills which have now expired and some other twists and turns>

AHellOfABird Mon 23-May-16 21:27:44

Thanks

PalmerViolet Mon 23-May-16 22:01:16

Thanks for the update, I'll try and engage with my stupid twat of an MP, but he blocked me on Twitter and only sends out stock answers!

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