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JOIN 60 MEDICAL ORGANISATIONS THAT SUPPORT MARRIAGE EQUALITY

Scroll below the logos to see instructions on how to join our medical support campaign.

Not a medical organisation but still want to help? Join 2208 organisations showing their support for marriage equality:


 
Aberfoyle Park Chiropractic
Acurit Medical Communications
Adelaide Students' Society of Critical Care
Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP)
Australian Clinical Psychology Association
Australian Health Promotion Association
Australian Medical Students' Association
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation
Australian Psychological Society
Benchmark Psychology
Cape Byron Medical Centre
Central Medical Group
Chemmart Launceston
cohealth
Connect Health & Community
Deaf Indigenous Community Consultancy
Deaf Services Queensland
Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia
Each - Social & Community Health
Elwood Myotherapy and Pilates
Equilibrium Psychology
Evolution Myotherapy
Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Fremantle Women's Health Centre
Gippsland Women's Health
GSK Consumer Healthcare - Australia
healthAbility
Kristy Curtis Health
Man - healthier directions for males
Medical Scientists Association of Victoria
Medical Technology Association of Australia Limited
Melbourne Myotherapy and Remedial Massage
Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia
Mental Illness Fellowship South Australia
Mosaic Myotherapy
MSD Australia
Northern DIstrict Community Health
NSW Nurses and Midwives Association
NT AIDS & HEPATITIS COUNCIL
Nurses & Midwives Health
Optimum Health Wellness & Bodywork Centre
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Sanderson Psychology
Susie Fishers Newnham Pharmacy
The Goodnight Nurse
The Link Youth Health Service Inc
The Musculoskeletal Co.
Vicdeaf - Working Out
Victorian Aboriginal Health Service
Victorian AIDS Council (VAC)
Victorian Psychologists Association Inc.
ViiV Healthcare
Virtus Health
WA AIDS Council
WA Deaf Society
Williamstown Psychology
Women 's Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West
Women's Health Grampians
Women's Health West
 

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.

Once your logo has been loaded onto our website you may wish to place this logo on your own website to show your support. Please backlink to our main web page: australianmarriageequality.org

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.


EXAMPLE LETTER

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.

Sincerely,

<insert name>
<insert title>
<insert organisation>

 

Feel free to use the above letter of support, submit your own original letter or even a mixture of the two.