Dear Person of Faith,
Thank you for supporting civil marriage equality because of your faith and values. Please share this petition letter widely to your supportive faith communities, family and friends.
Thank you once again for your support. If you have any questions about this petition letter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note this is a public letter that will be sent to the Prime Minister, together with any details you provide in the form below, so do be mindful of any details you do not wish to be made public.
We write to you as clergy, lay leaders, people of faith and LGBTI people of faith, from across the diversity of religions and faith communities in Australia.
We believe we are all equal (in the eyes of G-d)*, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status. We urge faith leaders to promote equality and inclusion for all people.
As people of faith, we understand that marriage is based on the values of love and commitment and we support civil marriage equality, not despite, but because of our faith and values.
We support a change to the legal definition of civil marriage to include LGBTI people’s relationships and families, a change that the majority of Australians support.
We urge people of faith to exercise their freedom of conscience to stand up for civil marriage equality as a matter of social justice.
We call on politicians to show leadership and unite to make civil marriage equality a reality for every Australian.
(*signatories from theistic faiths include this clause)