Earlier this year, we were all delighted to hear that the UK government were finally putting plans into action to legislate in favour of equal marriage. PM David Cameron was just one of many prominent politicians who backed the new laws to allow same sex couples to hold civil marriages, even going so far as to suggest that this would almost certainly happen in the very near future. An open consultation was held in the House of Commons and everything seemed to be going just swell, except that was over five months ago... so what exactly does the government intend to do about introducing equal marriage laws?
Frustratingly, there are no clear answers - little has been said since the talks ended earlier this year. That's why NUS (National Union of Students) have started a campaign to demand that reforms actually start taking place.
Organisers say "the government has dragged its heels and kept quiet about the plans for the proposed bill to make marriage accessible to same-sex couples. Besides whispers of what might happen and sketchy rumours of the proposed plan, we still await confirmation of exactly what is happening, and when or if the Bill will be put to vote. This is not good enough."
Consequently, NUS are asking supporters of equal marriage to visit their website and send David Cameron a Christmas card, which includes the following message:
"All I want for Christmas this year is for you to introduce an equal marriage bill. I know you agree that two people who are in love should be able to choose between a marriage and a civil partnership regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. Now is the time to make it happen. Thanks Dave!"
If you'd like to get behind the #daddylovessanta campaign then head over to the NUS website and fill out their simple form or print a copy of the card for yourself.