At the moment, Australian LGBTQI couples do not have the freedom to express their love and commitment to one another through marriage, even though two-thirds of Australians think that everybody should have the right to marriage if they choose.
Amnesty has joined the Equality campaign and activists and supporters all around the country to fight for marriage equality. It’s possible if we put enough pressure on our politicians and all work together.
The Equality Campaign is a national movement to win marriage for all Australians. Marriage is about love and commitment and, in a country based on equal citizenship, it should be available to everyone. Check out the the Equality campaign page for more information and lovely stories.
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David, an Amnesty LGBTQI activist puts it beautifully:
“Last year I got engaged to my fiancé. The problem is that we cannot currently get married in Australia… Now is the time to make the push for equal marriage regardless of gender and orientation. We need to use the momentum and our voices as well as those of our allies to make this change happen.”
“Whom someone chooses to love should only be a matter for the people involved. Extending marriage to anyone who may choose to partake in it, whilst also being respected under the law should be a right, not a privilege.”
Everyone should be treated equally under the law. It’s as simple as that.