Breaking today: There are politicians who’ve been drafting legislation for marriage equality. This is fantastic news — and you made this possible! The next step is to get a vote in Parliament, so any legislation can be discussed and passed.
It’s time again to contact our MPs and Senators to tell them why you believe in marriage equality, and why you expect them to vote on this in August.
Marriage equality supporters sparked thousands of conversations all across Australia, changing hearts and minds: Two-thirds of Australians now believe it's time to update our marriage laws! We have shown that by working together, we can achieve a fair Australia. Now it's time for our politicians to do their jobs and vote for equality.
Our campaign together led to the Australian Senate deciding marriage equality should be passed by a vote in Parliament, not an unnecessary plebiscite. Senators from Liberal, National, Labor, Greens and Nick Xenophon Team parties formed an inquiry to examine what legislation should look like.
Thousands of you mobilised to contribute to this inquiry — sharing what you wanted and expected from any legislation designed to deliver equality.
The end result was a consensus report! After engaging widely with the LGBTI community, politicians proved that parties can come together and agree on a pathway forward for marriage equality.
In just 8 months, this community has donated over $40,000 to film a television advert, turned out in force at regional towns in marginal electorates, raised our voice to every politician through tens of thousands of faxes, and talked about marriage equality to everyone we know — growing our movement by over 100,000 supporters.
We are closer than we have ever been to a marriage act that includes all Australians — all we need now is a vote! Take action by sending a message to your MP, calling your politicians or chipping in to support the cause.