Don’t miss chance to tell Parliament why marriage equality matters

There’s just four days left for Australians to send submissions on the Greens’ marriage equality bill on why same-sex discrimination should be removed from the Marriage Act.

“We’ve seen the Catholic church today come out strongly against marriage equality before the April 2 deadline for submissions,” Greens’ marriage equality spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said.

“We urge supporters of human rights and respect to stand up for love and show they are not marriage sceptics, unlike some church leaders who think the institution of marriage is too fragile to handle further changes.

“Marriage has always changed and adapted over time, and for most Australians it’s now a civil, public celebration of the love between two consenting adults.

“Society has not collapsed in countries such as Canada and Spain where marriage equality has been achieved, and it won’t happen once Australia moves with the times.

“Tens of thousands of Australians have sent in submissions, but there is still time to have your voice heard.

“Don’t miss your chance to tell your elected representatives your views on why Australia needs marriage equality.

“Churches will still be able to choose which to marry couples, as they already do. My bill simply seeks to let same-sex couples in Australia have the choice of marrying the person they love in the country they love.

Find out how to send a submission to the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010 inquiry.