This past weekend I was once again asked to represent the Greens at a rally for marriage equality. While I am flattered that I am often asked to speak at such events I’m also saddened that these rallies are still necessary.
Since I spoke out in favour of marriage equality at a similar event last year New Zealand and France have added themselves to the growing list of nations that recognise all love as equal, a list that the leaders of both our old major political parties still shamefully prohibit Australia from joining.
A Bill from Greens deputy leader Adam Bandt to legislate for marriage equality looks set to be voted on in the House of Representatives on the 6th of June and I would urge everyone concerned about this issue to contact their local MP and ask them to support this important change. The speech I gave at the rally, with more information about the Bill and the continuing fight for equality, can be found here.