Written evidence from Mrs Summerfield [HAB0281]

 

I am a concerned, happily married citizen of the UK. As such I am submitting a response to this call for evidence.

Traditional families made up of a man and a woman who have made a public and legal declaration of commitment to each other and to their children are the bedrock of a well-functioning society.

People who don’t stand up and take responsibility should not get the same rights as those who have done so.

The facts speak for themselves. For 53% of children five or under of cohabiting couples they will experience the breakup of their parents compared with 15% for children of married couples.

The breakdown of families is costly in both emotional and financial terms.

The benefits of marriage for individuals, families and society should be widely promoted.

July 2021