Tag Archive | Australian Marriage Equality
Australian Marriage Equality had this reaction to the disappointing news yesterday that the Liberal Government had voted by a majority to retain the proposal of a plebiscite on marriage equality in Australia, rather than allowing a conscience vote by MPs. “Marriage equality can and should be a unifying moment for our country. But rather than […]
Tiernan Brady writes that a lot has been achieved for marriage equality in Australia in the last four weeks, but outlines what has to come next to achieve the goal of equal marriage for the LGBT community there. Here are just a few of the things that have been achieved to date. The Equality Campaign […]
Australians for Equality (A4E) & Australian Marriage Equality (AME) have launched ‘The Equality Campaign’, a new joint campaign for marriage equality to be achieved through a parliamentary vote, so that every Australian is treated equally under the law. “The Equality Campaign is about building on the momentum and energy generated across the nation for marriage […]
53% of Australians want the parliament to resolve the issue if the proposed plebiscite bill fails More than two thirds (68%) of Australians don’t support public funding for plebiscite campaigns Australian Marriage Equality (AME) today welcomed the latest Essential Poll that reaffirmed that Australians overwhelmingly support Marriage Equality, and want it to be resolved by […]
Australian Marriage Equality (AME) has said the Plebiscite (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill is not a fair proposal for the very people it affects, and it doesn’t provide any detail about how the Marriage Act will change if the ‘Yes’ campaign wins the plebiscite. “We are yet to see any proposed changes to the Marriage Act, so […]
Australian Marriage Equality (AME) has welcomed the appointment of Mr Ed Santow as the Australian Human Rights Commissioner. “No one in Australia is more qualified than Ed Santow to take on the role of Human Rights Commissioner, or will bring more experience and skill to that role,” Australian Marriage Equality National Director Rodney Croome said.
A young Melbourne woman raised by a same-sex couple has written to Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, urging him to drop plans for a plebiscite on marriage equality and allow a free vote in Parliament instead. In her open letter, Georgia Weymouth Large, wrote that during a plebiscite campaign,