Campaigners for marriage equality have united to urge all NSW residents to check their enrolment details with the Australian Electoral Commission before midnight August 24.
Longstanding LGBTI rights organisations, grassroots campaigners and politicians have combined to support the ‘YES’ campaign and to ensure people have registered to have their say.
We unequivocally condemn the idea of using a non-compulsory postal survey vote – a postal ‘plebiscite’ – especially when it has no power to compel MPs to vote according to the result.
But we acknowledge a postal vote could still become reality, depending on the success of the High Court challenge.
We strongly urge members of the community to make sure your enrolment and residential address is up to date with the Australian Electoral Commission by visiting their website - and we invite you to come together to discuss how we can activate as a community in NSW to make sure we win this.
In partnership with the Equality Campaign, we face a time of change - a time to galvanise and a time to fight for our love to be recognised in law.
Momentum for change continues to grow and you can be at the marriage equality battle frontline with a number of organisations across the nation. Join us for a QandA about how we got here, where to next and how to activate.
Alex Greenwich Co-Chair Australian Marriage Equality
Hon. Tanya Plibersek Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for Education and Shadow Minister for Women
Jenny Leong MP Member for Newtown
Tiernan Brady Director The Equality Campaign
Lauren Foy Convenor NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby
Sally Rugg Campaign Director GetUp!