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Leaving a message is easy!

It will take about four minutes

Before you call, it might help to write down a few sentences about why marriage equality matters to you. Two or three sentences is fine - you will have three minutes to tell your story.


Look at the points below if you need a few ideas.


Then call 1300 663 679 and follow the voice prompts.

Marriage equality is close...

But it will only happen when more politicians hear from people in their electorates. Australian Marriage Equality, in partnership with Ben and Jerry’s, has developed Equality Calling to make it easier than ever for you to tell your local politicians to vote for marriage equality. Call the number above, leave a recorded message and your message will be delivered automatically to your local MP and Senators.

The best message is your personal story. Why do you support marriage equality? Who in your life does it affect, and how does it affect them? Have you changed your mind? Answers to these questions that draw on your personal experience will more be more persuasive. Here’s some talking points that you can illustrate with your personal story:

  • This is about fairness and treating everyone equally
  • All Australians should have the same opportunities in life, including the chance to marry and raise a family
  • Marriage can strengthen relationships, provide greater security for children and bring families closer together
  • 72% of Australians support marriage equality, including a majority of people who are religious, older and vote Liberal
  • The countries most like Australia all have marriage equality, including New Zealand, the UK, the US and Canada
  • Even Utah and Alabama have it!
  • In none of the countries with marriage equality has marriage been undermined
  • It’s unfair that Australian couples are forced overseas to marry and their solemn vows aren’t even recognised when they return
  • Religious celebrants will not be forced to marry same-sex couples against their will
  • Marriage is strengthened by keeping pace with social change and by embracing same-sex couples who want to uphold its values

 

How do I leave a message?

1. Call 1300 663 679 and follow the prompts

2. Leave your message telling your MP that marriage equality is important, and why it matters to you

3. You can research which of your politicians support marriage equality by entering your post code below

Remember though that your recorded message goes to both your MP and your senators

Find your local MP

Enter your post code below

Tanya Plibersek
Tanya Plibersek
Labor Party, Member for Sydney
Position on Marriage Equality
Supporter
(02) 9379 0700

Current marriage equality support in Australian government

Crosby Textor Supporting MPs

Historic marriage equality support in Australian government

More about us

Get the facts

Australian Marriage Equality is a national non-profit organisation working for equal marriage for all adult Australians. We believe a person's gender or sexuality should not affect their legal rights and responsibilities under Australian marriage law. We believe marriage equality will be achieved through a respectful national debate in which supporters or reform from different backgrounds work together. Our focus is on lobbying, advocacy and community education.

Equality calling

Despite a majority of Australians being in favour of marriage equality, Australian law still doesn't allow all couples full and equal legal status. Meanwhile, countries similar to Australia - New Zealand, the UK, the US and Canada - have achieved marriage equality and are moving on. Equality Calling is a powerful way to get the message through to our politicians that it's time for marriage equality. We urge you to call our equality hotline and leave a respectful message focussing on your personal story. This will help us win the 25 additional MPs' votes required to make marriage equality a reality.

Do more

After you have left your message there's a variety of other ways you can get involved, help make history and show your support for marriage equality.

  • Sign up

    Keep up to date with all our news and latest developments via our weekly newsletter.

  • Get the facts

    Visit our website australianmarriageequality.org to find out more and get the relevant facts.

  • Chip in

    We cannot do this without funds and every dollar counts.

  • Pledge to wait

    If you're a straight couple and want to delay your engagement plans, wedding day or hold off until everyone can get married – you'll be making a statement nobody can ignore. If you can't wait, why not chose to have your celebrant gently mention marriage equality in your wedding ceremony?

  • Spread the word

    Place posters, campaign materials and information packs to encourage debate and show a sense of solidarity.