Australian Marriage Equality (AME) today said Australians are ready to celebrate marriage equality and want this parliament to deliver the reform quickly and fairly.

“It’s time gay and lesbian Australians were treated with the same dignity and respect as their friends, family members and colleagues”, Australian Marriage Equality Chair, Alex Greenwich said.

“We did not ask for a plebiscite, but if one is being imposed its vital the question, process, and timing is fair and delivered in consultation with the LGBTI community and all political parties.

“This is a simple change that ensures every Australian has the same aspirations and opportunities for their future.

“One immediate way the government can provide confidence in the process is by listening to the 10,000 Australians who have signed our petition to ensure no public funding is provided to either campaign, and guarantee the opponent’s campaign tactics won’t be fuelled by tax payer dollars.

“As we seek further clarity from the government, we urge our supporters across all political parties to come together before parliament sits to deliver a pathway for marriage equality.

“This is a straightforward reform about the aspirations of all Australians to marry the person they love in the country we love”, Mr Greenwich concluded.  

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