Same-sex marriage is not yet legal in Australia. Delegates at the ALP National Conference will be voting on whether to make it their policy to end marriage discrimination. An independent movement to build a progressive Australia and bring participation back into democracy has produced the below video.
This beautiful ad produced by GetUp! Australia has already reached more than 1,200,000 people — but a national TV campaign this week would reach double that again, and really put the pressure on! The Advocate Magazine called it “possibly the most beautiful ad for marriage equality we’ve seen.” Watch and share!
The organization is now raising funds to air an edited version of the ad on Australian TV. You can make a donation to the organization at this link: http://tiny.cc/gkuwp
A message from Carl Katter.
Find out more about the movement here.
You may also wish to check out the Facebook page of Gay Marriage Rights in Australia where the below was shared:
“As a 82 year old openly homosexual male, I can legally marry my female cousin, my niece, or my aunty in Australia, yet I have been in a relationship with my boyfriend for 46 years and I can not legally marry him. I will be marching on December 3rd as I do not want to die as a second class citizen. 43 years ago I and my partner were gaoled for having consensual sex and 43 years later we are still denied equal rights. I plead with you to gather at Sydney Hyde Park at 12pm, December 3rd with everyone you can bring. This must change!” – Clement Mornington