The Equality Campaign’s Alex Greenwich joined local marriage equality supporters in Darwin on Sunday, as the campaign reaches its final weeks. He was joined by Daniel Alderman from Darwin Pride, along with YES campaign volunteers at The Deck Bar in Darwin.
This weekend marriage equality events were held in Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Alice Springs, Darwin, Sydney, Hobart, Adelaide and many rural and regional centres. As we reach the final weeks to post back your YES, we will be encouraging supporters across the nation to ensure their survey is in the post by October 27.
“Marriage equality is a straightforward issue of fairness and equality. Every Australian should be treated equally under the law and that includes being able to marry the person they love,” Alex Greenwich said.
"People across the NT have stood up for their gay and lesbian mates and have played a critical role in shaping Australia as a fairer and more equal place for all.
"It's clear people across the Northern Territory believe in a fair go for all and want to get this done so we can all move forward.
"Apathy is our biggest threat. There could still be hundreds of thousands of YES votes across the NT to return, and our message is don't miss out on your opportunity to have your say for all Territorians to be able to marry the person they love.
“We have spoken at community forums across the country, from Rockhampton to Yass to Alice Springs. So many people have told us why this issue is important to them and showed us just how determined they are to get the YES vote across the line,” Alex Greenwich concluded.
Daniel Alderman said there is strong support for marriage equality in the Top End.
“In the Territory, we have extremely high levels of support for marriage equality.
“We just held a pride march here for the first time in 13 years. That’s because of the huge support for a YES vote.
“Darwin particularly is a very accepting place. You walk down the street in Darwin and you’ll see flags, the rainbow crossing,” Daniel Alderman concluded.
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