According to recent news reports, consummation by sexual intercourse would be removed from matrimonial law if same-sex marriage gets the go ahead.   The details of the law mean a same-sex couple cannot fulfil the requirements involving natural sexual intercourse. Removing sex from the law of marriage would relegate marriage to nothing more than a written contract between two adults, severing any link between marriage and the conception of children. The legal meaning of marriage will be changed for everyone. Which is why you should respond to the Government’s consultation (if you have not already done so). Tell them to leave marriage alone. It only takes 60 seconds to complete your response using our quick, simple form.