Saturday, 03 December 2011 04:28
On Friday June 26, Marriage equality became legal in all states of America disallowing any state to discriminate when it comes to marriage on the basis of someone's sexual preference or gender.
This is a historical moment for America and is a further boost for the international campaign for marriage equality. America is now the 21st country to allow marriage equality.
This puts a dark cloud over Australia and shows our government is lagging well behind when it comes to overturning the discriminatory law. With a conservative government we can not expect that marriage equality will become a reality in Australia without a fight. We encourage all supporters of equality to get on board the campaign so we can pressure the politicians to grant equal rights in Australia.
We call on all sides of political parties to vote for equality this year. Equal Love are calling for the ALP to vote according to their party position, which is to support marriage equality, and if the Liberal party won’t allow a free vote we expect Liberal politicians to cross the floor.
Convener of Equal Love Victoria, Ali Hogg, says
“We have seen state sanctioned discrimination too long in this country and America has just become the 21st country to put Australia to shame. The conservatives in government need to pull themselves out of the dark ages. The majority of Australians support equal rights and it’s about time the politicians came to the party and grant equal rights”
Equal Love call on people to support our 2 upcoming rallies.
Rally outside ALP National Conference.
This rally is to encourage ALP members to have a binding vote to sure up their support for marriage equality.
July 25, 1pm Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Equal Love rally and Mid Winter Vows
August marks the 11 year anniversary of the ban on equal marriage rights in Australia.
August 15, 1pm State Library of Victoria.