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Federal politicians will today receive a clear message from ordinary families from across Australia. That message is, that all Australians want and deserve equal marriage rights.
More than 60 ordinary Australians arrive at Parliament House this morning to talk about marriage equality with more than 40 MPs from both sides of the house, including cabinet ministers and senior opposition politicians.
Alex Greenwich, campaign coordinator, said that more and more Australians were speaking out in support of equal rights for all Australians, and the time had come for Australian law to reflect the changed attitude of Australians.
“Marriage equality is about treating everybody and every family equally,” Mr Greenwich said.
Why I support gay marriage
KRISTINA KENEALLY SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
Published on ABC unleashed
I didn’t hear the word lesbian until I went to university. In my childhood, homosexuality was not discussed: not at home, not at church, not at school.
I’m sure there were homosexual people in my classroom or community. Possibly even in my extended family. But they were not ‘out’. Even the prevailing culture did not engage with homosexuality: growing up in middle America in the ’70s and ’80s was still far more Happy Days than Glee.
To say I grew up in a Catholic enclave wouldn’t be far wrong. I went to Catholic primary school, where my mother also taught. My dad was a Eucharistic minister in our parish. After attending an all-girls Catholic high school, I earned a BA in political science at a Catholic university, then spent a gap year teaching at a Catholic primary school. Continue reading »
First published on Adelaide Now on Sept 19th 2011
GAY families will intensify their campaign for marriage equality by taking their stories to Canberra next month.
Advocates from across Australia will launch the inaugural real families, real stories initiative today by posting their personal stories – about how not being able to marry has affected their family – on mymarriagestory.com.au
The Australian Marriage Equality campaign will be launched in Sydney this morning before families head to Canberra from October 12. Full story