LOVE IS THE LAW – DAVID E WATTERS


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These photographs were taken as part of our campaign to win marriage equality in the UK.

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In December 2010 we went to register our intention to marry, fully aware of the outcome, and of course were refused; this gave us evidence of discrimination which we took to the European Court of Human Rights.

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Along with 7 other couples, our case helped to push forward the UK government to change the law.

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People imagined we’d get married immediately, many even assuming we’d suddenly think that the Conservative Party we a party who genuinely supported the rights of LGBT people and invite David Cameron to tea, but we haven’t and we don’t; this campaign was about winning social equality for others and not ourselves.

Proud to have played a part in the change in legislation and happy that others now have the freedom to marry their partner.

The campaign also focussed on obtaining the right to have a CIVIL PARTNERSHIP for heterosexual couples but we are yet to win this.

Find our more at http://www.equallove.org

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About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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