Australia: Rugby League Player, Ian Roberts, On Marriage Equality

NRL player, Ian Roberts, right – Photo Credit: Ann-Marie Calilhanna, Star Observer

Australia’s Ian Roberts, professional Rugby League player, writes to us about Australian marriage equality, and asks people to donate to the campaign: 

“I’ve been lucky enough to represent Australia internationally, play in nine State of Origin Games, and a Grand Final. I loved all of it.

In 1994, I became the first professional Rugby League player to come out as gay.

This year, I wrote to the NRL, calling on them to support marriage equality. I had tears in my eyes when I read their response saying they would.

Watching Macklemore play Same Love at the NRL Grand Final on Sunday was a beautiful moment.

I encourage you to enjoy Macklemore’s wonderful performance by watching it here.

[As regards the marriage equality postal vote] nearly 300,000 18-24 year olds have ticked YES but haven’t returned their surveys! The YES campaign needs help to reach those YES voters with online ads, and get those YES votes in the post. Please chip in to help the YES campaign run those ads!

Thank you so much,

Ian Roberts”

You can also keep up with The Equality Campaign on Twitter or Facebook.

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