Bid to redefine marriage goes to European court

A controversial attempt by homosexual activists to fundamentally redefine the nature of marriage through the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) began yesterday.

Homosexual campaigner Peter Tatchell is behind the campaign to force same-sex marriage and heterosexual civil partnerships on Britain, a move which could cost £5 billion to implement.

Mr Tatchell recently celebrated 40 years since the formation of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF), a group whose manifesto made clear that they wished to destroy the nuclear family.


His campaign to redefine marriage saw four heterosexual couples apply for civil partnership licences and four same-sex couples apply for marriage licences, fully aware that their applications would be declined.

The couples claim this represents a breach of their human rights and they had been planning to submit a joint application to the ECHR yesterday.

But a clerical error by Camden Council has delayed the legal action by one month.

The Council misrecorded one of the heterosexual couples as a same-sex couple.


Earlier this year the ECHR ruled that there was no universal right to same-sex marriage under the European Convention on Human Rights, although individual nations may legalise it if they wish.

And while such a legal action is unlikely to succeed, if it did, the ECHR would be able to order the UK Government to alter its definition of marriage.

The legal challenge mimics judicial activism in some American states where same-sex marriage has been imposed through the courts.


But when the matter has been put to a vote of the American people, traditional marriage has been backed every time.

In October Peter Tatchell celebrated 40 years since the formation of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF), a radical anti-family movement.

The ultimate goal of the group, as stated by its 1971 manifesto, was to destroy the nuclear family.


Tory London Mayor, Boris Johnson, marched under a banner celebrating the GLF at this year’s London Pride event.

According to the march’s organisers, the GLF was a group of “radical queens, hippies, students and activists who brought LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) rights out into the open”.

In 1971, it published an extreme manifesto to eradicate the family. The document stated: “We must aim at the abolition of the family”.


It claimed the family unit consisted “of the man in charge, a slave as his wife, and their children on whom they force themselves as the ideal models. The very form of the family works against homosexuality.”

The document urged activists to target law, education and the media as part of a cultural revolution to demolish the family.

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