Malcolm Turnbull – it's time for marriage equality now!

Dear Mr Turnbull,

We elect our government to make fair decisions, in the best interest of all Australians.

A decisive majority of Australians support marriage equality. We are allies who want our family members, friends, and neighbours to all be treated equally under the law. We are LGBTQIA+ people who want to be treated equally under the law.

You have the ability to legislate for marriage equality right now, by allowing a Liberal free vote in parliament.

Holding a plebiscite on marriage equality is procedurally unnecessary. Not only is it unbinding, but Senators from your own government have already confirmed they will ignore the result of any successful plebiscite - making this whole expensive exercise pointless.

Heightened political and media scrutiny around the validity and worthiness of LGBTQIA+ people and their families, combined with an active anti-marriage equality "No" campaign will cause great distress and anxiety to members of the community.

It also increases the risk of violence and harm to the most visible, most isolated and most vulnerable members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

The longer we allow marriage discrimination to continue, the more we send a signal to our community that not all Australians are equal under the law.


GetUp! and Australian Marriage Equality will deliver this petition on Monday – can you help get it to 55,000 signatures by then?

We call on you to allow a free vote on marriage equality, instead of holding an unnecessary plebiscite!

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