Marriage between one man and one woman is the key to a successful society, a Conservative MP has said.
Speaking at the National Conservatism Conference, Danny Kruger MP backed fellow MPs’ calls for the Government to do more to recognise the institution of the family.
On International Men’s Day 2022, Miriam Cates MP told the House of Commons that “the most stable form of family—and the one with the best outcomes for children—is where the parents are married”.
‘Safe and successful’
Mr Kruger, the MP for Devizes, stressed: “The normative family, held together by marriage by mother and father sticking together for the sake of the children and the sake of their own parents and the sake of themselves, this is the only possible basis for a safe and successful society.
“Marriage is not all about you, it’s not just a private arrangement, it’s a public act by which you undertake to live for someone else for their sake and the sake of your children and the sake of wider society.
“And wider society should recognise and reward this undertaking.”
a public act by which you undertake to live for someone else for their sake and the sake of your children and the sake of wider society
Earlier this year, former Cabinet member George Eustice and backbencher Miriam Cates questioned whether extending free childcare to encourage mothers back into work was family-friendly.
Speaking in Parliament, Mrs Cates said: “The Treasury thinks the answer to our financial challenges is to send more mothers to work.”
But, the 40-year-old mother-of-three stated: “It is heartbreaking when mothers feel they have no choice but to leave their babies in childcare from a very young age because of the financial imperative.”