Womans Institute offended by anti-gay marriage advert

the WI logoThe Womans Institute is now posied to cause a political stir again after it rejected an advert to be placed in its WI Life Magazine from the Coalition for Marriage which is leading an anti-gay marriage campaign against the governement’s plans to allow same-sex marriage. The magazine is distributed to the WI’s 210,000 members.

The advertising manager for the magazine, Helen Adams, told C4M: ‘We are a national campaigning charity and your campaign doesn’t fit with any of our resolutions first and foremost. As WI Life is the national membership magazine, any promotion of your campaign could be seen as an endorsement . . . to members. We do also welcome all women to the WI and this campaign could offend many of our members.’

A spokesman for C4M, whose supporters include Lord Carey the former Archbishop of Canterbury, said: ‘It’s a surprising and unnecessary decision. Most ordinary members will see this as an over-reaction.’

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