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.