"With the coalition government about to publish their bill to legalise gay marriage in England and Wales there has been a huge increase in opposition to the measure over the last two months," Dr. Peter Saunders writes at Christian Medical Comment.
"Over 624,000 people have now signed the Coalition for Marriage (C4M) petition against the redefinition of marriage, which simply reads as follows:
I support the legal definition of marriage which is the voluntary union for life of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others. I oppose any attempt to redefine it.
By contrast, the "petition has overwhelmed that of the 'Campaign for equal Marriage' (C4EM) which has attracted only 64,000 signatures, just over 10% of C4M’s total," Saunders writes.
"This underlines the growing suspicion that the push to legalise gay marriage is the concern of a small liberal elite which does not speak for the majority."