AME Calls on Parties to Work Together to Deliver Equality Now

28 August 2016

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Australian Marriage Equality (AME) will this week meet with representatives from all major parties, and urge them to work together to deliver a pathway to marriage equality without delay.

“AME will use the first week in parliament to remind MPs that the time for marriage equality is long overdue and should not be delayed any longer,” Chair of Australian Marriage Equality Alex Greenwich said.

“No one party by themselves can deliver marriage equality either through a free vote or a plebiscite. AME is calling on political parties to work across the aisle to deliver this essential reform.

“We call on all MPs not to play politics with the equality of gay and lesbian Australians. They have waited long enough to be equal and shouldn’t have to wait any longer.

“Poll after poll have consistently shown Australians want marriage equality now. They want to see their gay and lesbian family members and friends extended the same opportunities in life without delay.

“This is a straightforward change that allows all Australians to be treated equally under the law and that includes being able to marry the person they love.

“Extending marriage to all Australians ensures our laws reflect our proud values of fairness and equality for all,” Mr Greenwich concluded.

MEDIA: Clint McGilvray 0413 285 186

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