Healthy base for yes vote

Sunday Territorian - - NEWS -

MORE than 100 med­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als and stu­dents have ral­lied to help stop dis­crim­i­na­tion against the LGBTIQ com­mu­nity and sup­port the cam­paign for mar­riage equal­ity.

The Aus­tralian Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion rally in Syd­ney was at­tended by sev­eral for­mer fed­eral AMA pres­i­dents, who had one mes­sage for the na­tion: “For health’s sake, vote yes. Mar­riage equal­ity is a health is­sue … I be­lieve they feel they are dis­crim­i­nated against,” Prof Frankum said.

“I think dis­crim­i­na­tion has very se­vere long-term ad­verse psy­cho­log­i­cal and phys­i­cal health con­se­quences and as doc­tors, we are all about peo­ple’s health and well­be­ing and sup­port­ing mar­riage equal­ity is go­ing to help peo­ple.”

More than four mil­lion mar­riage equal­ity sur­veys have al­ready been de­liv­ered across the coun­try.

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