Where our politicians stand on Marriage Equality

 

You can make this happen

Your story matters — nothing is more powerful. Changing our politicians' minds and building momentum requires thousands of conversations with local voters like you. All you need to do is tell them why this matters to you — whether you're directly impacted by marriage equality, care about someone who is, or simply want to see a fairer society, this is your story and no one can tell it better than you.

Where our politicians stand

MPs across the political spectrum have moved from opponents of marriage equality to supporters because of people like you — Australians who value fairness and equality — who shared their story and won over the hearts and minds of their elected representatives. We have a majority, but every supporter we get brings us closer to a vote on the floor of Parliament.

Where the numbers stand

MPs:

  • Supporters 57% 
  • Undeclared 19%
  • Opposed 24%

Senate:

  • Supporters 57%
  • Undeclared 16%
  • Opposed 28%

How you can start a conversation:

There are a number of ways you can contact your MP:

  • Phone: Call your representative. A staff member will usually pick up the phone and it will only take a few minutes — just tell them who you are, where you're from and that you want your local member to push for marriage equality.

  • Write: A printed or handwritten letter is taken more seriously by your representatives than an email and they'll usually send a written response.

  • Meet: Email or phone to ask to meet with your MP one-on-one or as part of a local group. We've got a handy guide to help support you with meeting your MP on marriage equality.

  • Email: A guide on what you can write...

Introduce yourself. Tell them who you are and where you're from. It's so important our politicians know this email is from a local voter.

Tell your own story about why this matters to you. Take the time to respectfully remind your MP that fairness and equality are at the heart of Australian society.

Be friendly, polite and urge them to hold a parliamentary vote this year. Poll after poll shows Australia ranks in the top 10 countries in the world in favour of marriage equality. The time is now.