MP Receives Death Threat After Backing Traditional Marriage

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: February 21, 2012

David Burrowes, Conservative MP for Enfield Southgate, revealed at the launch of Coalition for Marriage (C4M) in London that he has received a death threat and hate mail after speaking out in support of traditional marriage.

A number of politicians, lawyers and religious leaders have signed C4M’s petition, supporting the current definition of marriage and opposing any plans to redefine it. Mr Burrowes was targeted after he spoke out in support of traditional marriage in January 2012.
At the C4M press conference, the Tory MP said: “I myself have been subjected to hate mail, to accusations of homophobia, and to a death threat as well, which is just extraordinary when one is affirming what the law is as it stands and has done historically for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.”   Source: