1. Eleven years of discrimination is too many; marriage is a civil right.

2. The US and Ireland have joined another 19 countries to have extended marriage rights to all; Australia lags behind.

3. Politicians must be pressured to support public sentiment and vote "yes" to the Private Members Bill for marriage equality this August.

4. Send a strong message to Abbott: stop standing in the way of equality.

5. Show anti-LGBTI groups that public opinion favours equality over discrimination.

1PM, SATURDAY 15 AUGUST, VICTORIAN STATE LIBRARY

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