Australian Marriage Equality (AME) today said Australians have waited far too long for marriage equality and called on the leaders of all federal political parties to come together and deliver a pathway to achieving equality in this parliament.

“We call on the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition, Leader of The Greens and Nick Xenophon to meet before parliament resumes and agree on a pathway for marriage equality”, Australian Marriage Equality Chair, Alex Greenwich said.

“No one party has the numbers by themselves to achieve marriage equality through a parliamentary vote or a plebiscite. We call on our leaders to urgently come together and deliver marriage equality in line with the wishes of the Australian people.

“Every Australian should be afforded the same opportunities in life to marry the person they love in the country the love.

“Australians have waited for too long for this simple reform and should not have to wait any longer for a reform that takes from no one.

“This is an issue about people, not politics, and we must remember that this straightforward reform is about families, neighbours, friends and workmates and our shared Australian values of fairness for all,” Mr Greenwich concluded.

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