Dear UK Flisters,
I know I'm preaching to the choir with you guys when it comes to LGBT equality, but believing something is fair and actually
getting off your bum and doing something about it doesn't always follow like it should. So here's a little (and slightly preachy) reminder!!
Three things I'd like you all to do before you go to bed tonight (if you haven't already)
1/ Go here
and sign the C4EM's petition for marriage equality. This is the simplest and probably most visible way to show your support. It currently has 60,000 signatures -- the petition against (by C4M) has over 500,000!!!
2/ Go here
and fill out the government's consultation. It might take a little bit longer, but you can bet that for every pro-person who doesn't find the time, there will be dozens of 'anti' people who will.
3/ Email your MP
. There's a handy template there for you to use so you don't even have to think of what to say. Also, you can go here
to see where your MP stands on the issue. A hugely important thing to do because the majority of MPs will be voting with their conscience
rather than following the party line, so make sure you let yours know your feelings.
4/ Okay, so I lied. There's actually a fourth thing. And that is simply spread the word. The consultation ends in two day - it's our last chance to get as many people mobilised as possible. So tweet it, Facebook, blog it, beat your friends and family around the head with it until they give in!!! And if you want to repost to your own journal (and please feel free to edit), here's an ever-so helpful button