JOIN 37 SPORTING ORGANISATIONS THAT SUPPORT MARRIAGE EQUALITY
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We are asking all Australian sporting organisations to add their voice to the growing call for equal rights for all Australians. If your sporting 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 SPORTING ORGANISATIONS IN SUPPORT OF MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN AUSTRALIA
We, <insert name of sporting organisation> write to express our support for marriage equality. We recognise the right of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) players and supporters to play and enjoy sports without experiencing prejudice and discrimination. This includes the right to marry the partner of their choice.
Australians are increasingly supportive of marriage equality, with a Crosby Textor survey showing seventy-two percent believe same sex couples should be allowed to marry. We agree. Of the remaining twenty-eight percent only fourteen percent strongly opposed the proposition.
Globally, over twenty countries have passed laws to allow same sex marriage, including countries that are culturally similar 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 feels included. 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.