AUSTRALIAN CHRISTIANS FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY JOIN THE EQUALITY CAMPAIGN
Australian Christians for Marriage Equality launched a public campaign today in support of the YES vote for marriage equality.
Australian Christians for Marriage Equality is a national campaign bringing together churches, church organisations, ordained ministers and ordinary Christians who support civil marriage equality. The campaign aims to give a voice to the majority of Australian Christians who support marriage equality and intend to vote YES in the upcoming postal plebiscite.
The Very Reverend Dr Peter Catt said, “I support marriage equality because God desires that all people are treated with dignity and fairness. Marriage strengthens relationships and gives stability to families.
“We understand this is a matter of civil marriage laws. Churches and other faith communities will continue to be free to practice their own traditions,” Rev Catt said.
Reverend Dr Margaret Mayman said, “Christians support marriage equality because of our faith, not in spite of it.
“At the heart of Jesus’ message is the command to love our neighbours, without discrimination. That’s why I will be voting Yes to equality, and encourage all people of good will to do the same,” Reverend Mayman said.
Executive Director of the Equality Campaign, Tiernan Brady, said, “Today these Christian leaders have shown that marriage equality can be a unifying moment for all Australians.
"Consistent polling demonstrates that the majority of people of faith are voting Yes for marriage equality because it is about our family and friends, people who attend our churches, our team mates, and colleagues,” Tiernan Brady concluded.
Peter Catt 0404 052 492 or Margaret Mayman 0408 690 800 (Australian Christians for Marriage Equality)
Clint McGilvray Communications Director, The Equality Campaign 0413 285 186