A network of almost 90 LGBTI organisations and leaders have again come together releasing a statement calling for parliament to block the plebiscite legislation.
As organisations and leaders of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities, we wish to express our gratitude to the many Parliamentarians across the political spectrum who have supported marriage equality for many years, and in particular those who reflected the concerns of LGBTI people, their family members and supporters of marriage equality about the impact of plebiscite. We value your support in continuing to advocate for a Parliamentary vote.
Australians for Equality and Australian Marriage Equality Tuesday said the network of LGBTI groups that have come together against a plebiscite and in support of parliament working together to achieve marriage equality has almost doubled to 100 organisations and LGBTI leaders.
Australian Marriage Equality and Australians for Equality Tuesday welcomed the decision by Labor to block the proposed plebiscite, while at the same time welcoming the historic first Marriage Amendment Bill by an Australian Government.
In the wake of the likely failure of the plebiscite bill, a group of 68 priests and church leaders across Australia have signed a petition urging the Archbishop of Sydney to allow "free and open debate" about same-sex marriage within his church.
Australian Marriage Equality (AME) last Friday welcomed the latest Essential Poll that reaffirmed that Australians overwhelmingly support Marriage Equality in their country and want it to be resolved by the parliament.
Australian Attorney-General George Brandis pleads with Labor to support same-sex marriage plebiscite
The debate over changing the definition of marriage to include Australians in same-sex relationships has struck a political impasse, with yesterday's talks between the Attorney-General and his Labor counterpart failing to agree to anything.
Australian Marriage Equality (AME) welcomes the initiative of the South Australian Government to introduce a bill recognising same-sex marriages.
Australian Marriage Equality spokesperson Dr Shirleene Robinson delivered an upbeat and positive speech to a large crowd at Brisbane’s annual Pride Day Festival on Saturday.
Australian Marriage Equality (AME) yesterday said the Plebiscite (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill is not a fair proposal for the very people it affects and it doesn’t provide any detail about how the Marriage Act will change if the ‘Yes’ campaign won the plebiscite.