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If you only do one thing today...
Originally posted by frostfox at If you only do one thing today...
Originally posted by la_marquise_de_ at If you only do one thing today...
Originally posted by seph_hazard at If you only do one thing today...
Originally posted by ozisim at If you only do one thing today...
...make sure that ALL Geeks can get married if they want to!

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


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Thanks for putting this all in one place. Have done my (rather minor) bit.

I very nearly didn't repost after doing my bit, because I thought that everyone on my flist would have seen this. Plainly not.

#1-3 done. My MP is listed among the don't-knows, but since she's a Tory I suspect she's more likely to vote against.

I don't know. Cameron is all for it...

Thank you, because I hadn't filled in the consultation survey. Have now. Also, I did e-mail my MP some time ago and got a reply. I almost didn't, but then thought that no matter what I thought he might vote (David Laws - outed as gay by the expenses investigation) it was worth my telling him what my own views were, so that he had solid evidence of support from his constituents. It's surely doubly effective if an MP is not only voting with his conscience but also able to say - and my constituents agree.

I damn nearly didn't bother to repost because I thought most people on my flist would have seen it. I'm glad I did now.

All three done, signal boosted on Facebook.

I have written to my MP (Simon Reevill, Dewsbury). He has responded, but negatively. He will NOT support equal marriage rights and says this quite categorically. Anyone else in his constituency might wish to make their views known to him, but from his stance I doubt he will change his mind.

Saw this via friendsfriends, so thanks - I have responded.

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