Category Archives: Marriage Equality

Celebrants Supporting Marriage Equality

Two Canberra celebrants, Judy Aulich and Charles Foley, recognised that there are some celebrants who are not supportive of marriage equality.  They wanted to find a way to let people know that there are celebrants who both support marriage equality and will be willing to conduct same sex marriages once they are legally able to.

Judy and Charles developed a logo which will make it easy for members of the LGBTI community to find a celebrant who will welcome their business and treat them with dignity and respect.  The logo consists of two wedding rings in rainbow colours placed as an equal sign.

This initiative is supported by both Australian Marriage Equality and PFLAG.

So if you see this symbol, you will know that your celebrant supports marriage equality and, when marriage equality becomes a reality, will also be available to conduct same sex marriages.

 

What’s going on with Marriage Equality?

Did you know that in Australia support for Marriage Equality is now at 72%, with support for a conscience vote on the issue of Marriage Equality at 83%?

Australian Marriage Equality (AME) is a national organisation working for equal marriage for all consenting adults, believing a person’s gender or sexuality should not affect their legal rights and responsibilities under Australian marriage law.

By visiting the AME website (http://www.australianmarriageequality.org/) you can find a range of information, such as:

  • Why Marriage Equality matters
  • What is happening in Australia and around the World
  • How you can get involved
  • Calling for support for a federal Coalition conscience vote
  • Personal stories
  • Businesses, councils, corporations and individuals who support Marriage Equality
  • The We’re Waiting campaign (http://www.australianmarriageequality.org/werewaiting/)

If you want to know where your local candidates stand on Marriage Equality, this website will help keep you informed: http://www.australianmarriageequality.org/vote4love/.

AME is a not for profit organisation, so donations are always welcome and funds assist with research, education campaigns, lobbying and advertising.

So become aware of what is happening in relation to Marriage Equality in Australia and see how you can help.

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