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Julianne Marriott, campaign director of Don't Judge My Family, has said that the proposal of a tax break for married couples favours families with "a breadwinner and a homemaker".
The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has previously ridiculed the idea of a tax break for married couples as "patronising drivel that belong in the Edwardian age".
The coalition agreement spells out that Liberal Democrat MPs can abstain on a plan to recognise marriage in the tax system.
A tax break for married couple was part of the Conservative manifesto for the 2010 general election. Under the heading 'Reform tax and benefits to help families and pensioners' in said:
The Prime Minister has said that plans for a tax break for married couples will be introduced "shortly" in a move to head off a revolt by Tory backbenchers.
The move may placate David Cameron's restive MPs but will highlight divisions over the policy with his Liberal Democrat coalition partners.
Tory backbencher Tim Loughton has launched a rebel bid to force a Commons vote on the issue but the Prime Minister urged Tory MPs to let the Government "get on with it" instead.
It is understood the plans will be put forward by ministers in the autumn.