“Australian politicians return to Parliament on Tuesday — a perfect opportunity to decide LGBTI couples are equal under the law. But they won’t unless Australians make them by taking action to keep marriage equality at the top of the political agenda.
So, that is exactly what The Equality Campaign is going to do every sitting week until all Australians can marry the person they love. This week there are three things voters can do:
Getting marriage equality through the Parliament is now a numbers game. The more people who contact their MPs with honest, personal and persuasive messages, the closer Australians get to Parliament allowing a vote.
Liberal and National MPs need to hear that it is time to allow a conscience vote on marriage equality. Labor, Greens and other MPs need to hear they must keep asking the Government to allow a vote to be put to the Parliament.
Politicians from all sides have said that seeing the ad on TV, billboards and in airports across the country has increased the pressure they feel to hold a vote. And it has struck a chord with Australia, with over twenty thousand new supporters signing up, contacting their MP and increasing the call for equality.
3. Make some noise on social to reach more Australians with the equality message and keep the pressure on our Parliament.
If all Australians take action together, they can make marriage equality a reality. It’s time for the politicians to do their jobs”.