To win marriage equality, your personal story matters — nothing is more powerful!
It is up to our elected officials to pass marriage equality through a vote in Parliament. But it is up to us to take the momentum, confidence and support of the Australian community and turn this into action in Parliament.
Australia said a resounding YES to marriage equality. Now it’s time for our politicians to pass a fair bill without delay.
It is critical that our politicians hear from you — that together we remind our MPs and Senators that fairness and equality are at the heart of Australian society, and Australia said YES to marriage equality, not to more discrimination.
You don’t need to be an expert, a lobbyist or have any special credentials or connections to set up a meeting to share why this matters to you.
Whether you’re directly impacted by this issue, care about someone who is, or simply want to see a fairer society, you can be a leader within your own community for equality. We know that it is hearing from ordinary people from all walks of life that will move MPs and deliver the change we want to see.
The majority of our politicians, including the leaders of our major parties, are in favour of marriage equality, and don’t support further discrimination. They just need to be reminded of the real people who are affected and who passionately back equality, to support them in taking a stand.
MPs and Senators who aren’t yet in favour may not personally know any same-sex couples or LGBTI people. And it’s possible that, even if they do, they may not have had a conversation with them about why marriage equality matters, and why it’s important that the law doesn’t create new discrimination against LGBTI Australians. Changing MPs’ minds and building momentum requires conversations with real constituents. There’s no one better than you for your MP or Senator to be hearing from, especially face-to-face. Together we will help MPs and Senators around the country, in every region of Australia, make the journey from ‘what am I voting for’ to ‘who am I voting for?’ as we campaign to recognise marriage equality in Australian law.
Now it's time to share your story — and why you voted YES!