JOIN 60 MEDICAL ORGANISATIONS THAT SUPPORT MARRIAGE EQUALITY
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We are asking all Australian medical organisations to add their voice to the growing call for equal rights for all Australians. If your medical organisation would like to join in then please use this page to upload:
- a scanned copy of your letter of support on your organisation’s letterhead
- your organisation’s logo
- the web address to which we should backlink your logo
Feel free to use the open letter of support below or submit your own original letter of support.
You may also wish to print this poster and place it in your front window. Included in that download is a meme to use on social media.
AN OPEN LETTER FROM MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS IN SUPPORT OF MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN AUSTRALIA
We, <insert name of medical professional/organisation> write to express our support for marriage equality. We recognise the right of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) patients to live their lives free of prejudice and discrimination. This includes the right to marry the partner of their choice.
Australians are increasingly supportive of marriage equality. For ten years, polls show a majority of Australians have supported marriage equality and recent surveys show support from around two-thirds of Australians. We agree. Of the remaining percentage, less than 15 percent are strongly opposed the proposition.
Globally, more than twenty countries have passed laws to allow same sex marriage, including countries that are culturally comparable to ours like New Zealand, the United States of America, Canada, and Great Britain. These countries did so with lower support for marriage equality than Australia is seeing right now.
On 22nd May 2015, the Republic of Ireland held a referendum to sanction same sex marriage. A Yes vote was supported by the Government, all major political parties and the voters themselves
On 26th June 2015, the U.S. Supreme court returned a judgement in favour of legalising same sex marriage across all 50 states. These two events see Australia isolated among countries with English as a first language.
Not only is marriage equality the only the right thing to do, it also helps improve workplaces and service delivery by allowing everyone to be treated with equal respect and feel included. Research has also shown there are better health outcomes when prejudice and discrimination are lifted. Therefore, we support marriage equality.
Feel free to use the above letter of support, submit your own original letter or even a mixture of the two.