Australian Marriage Equality has welcomed a letter from 77 Clergy from across Australia calling on Australians to show their support for marriage equality by making submissions to the Senate Inquiry and the House Representatives inquiry into same-sex marriage.
A new TV advert that airs from today features real Australian families are calling on Mr. Abbott to relent and allow the Coalition the right to vote as individuals on the issue of marriage equality. Shelley Argent, National Spokesperson for PFLAG says if Mr. Abbott wants to govern this country, surely he wants to work in the best interest of all Australians. >>>
The Gillard government will help Australian same-sex couples marry in other countries where gay marriage is legal by issuing them with documents that are currently only available to heterosexual couples.
The ALP has at last buckled in the face of overwhelming public support for equal rights. But this platform change is nothing but window dressing if it doesn't lead to discrimination being removed from law. LGBTI people will keep mobilising until marriage equality is a reality. We will not be placated by this manouvre orchestrated by Gillard. Equal love today vows to continue mobilising against the homophobic marriage ban' and dogging the government wherever it goes, until equality is law. >>>
Marriage equality advocates have called on Coalition Leader, Tony Abbott, to allow a conscience vote on the issue following support for a Coalition conscience vote from leading moderate Liberal, Malcolm Turnbull.
Marriage equality advocates have welcomed a proposed motion from federal independent MP, Andrew Wilkie, aimed at reassuring concerned Christians that religious celebrants will not be forced to perform same-sex marriages should such marriages be allowed. >>>
Equality advocates have hailed today's vote in favour of marriage equality in the Tasmanian Lower House. Australian Marriage Equality national convener, Alex Greenwich, said the vote will send a powerful message to the rest of the nation.
Eleven unions in the Australian state of New South Wales, representing close to 300,000 workers, have formed a Unions for Marriage Equality campaign, which may soon be joined by unions in other states. >>>