Marriage equality matters to everyone
FAIRNESS and equality are at the heart of Australian society. Dinky-di Aussies all do their bit to advance these ideals and affirming all couple’s freedom to marry solidifies our country’s belief that all people should be treated equally.
At face value, the same-sex marriage postal survey asks whether the relationships of our gay family members and friends is as meaningful as everybody else’s.
But further than that it is a question of whether we might recognise in gay Australians the same fundamental human rights and instinct to love whom they choose.
This survey gives every eligible voter the opportunity to have their say on this long-running debate. That’s democracy in motion.
According to the latest opinion poll, 75% of Australians believe everyone should be treated equally by our country’s marriage laws.
Marriage equality will not change anything for the vast majority of Australians, but will make a profound difference to the status and dignity of many.
All Australians should be treated equally under the law, and that includes being able to marry the person they love.
So when the ballot arrives in your mailbox in the coming days, complete it and return it. Do not be complacent, do not put it off.