Thursday, 20 October 2016

Nearly 90 organisations agree with blocking plebiscite

Just in case there were any doubts about it being the right thing to do for the plebiscite to be blocked in the senate, a group of nearly 90 organisations have thrown their combined weight behind the move. They also are pushing now for a parliamentary vote on the issue, placing yet more pressure on the Turnbull gov to allow a free vote for it's party.
Despite unsubstantiated rumours to the contrary, an impressive network of close to 90 LGBTI organisations and leaders have today unified with Australians for Equality and Australian Marriage Equality, releasing a statement calling for parliament to block the plebiscite legislation. 

Australians for Equality (A4E) Co-Chair Anna Brown claimed the organisation wants to see an end to the plebiscite so that the community can finally move forward towards a parliamentary process to achieve marriage equality in this term of parliament. \

“This network of LGBTI leaders and organisations wishes to reinforce that the most efficient and effective way of achieving marriage equality is a vote in the parliament.” 

“This joint statement is about ensuring that a wide and diverse range of LGBTI groups across the nation have their voices heard by our parliamentarians,” Ms Brown said. 

“The continuing campaign for marriage equality has galvanised the LGBTI and the wider Australian community. As we move forward it is great to see so many organisations from across the nation engaged and coming together for equality,” Australian Marriage Equality, Co-Chair, Alex Greenwich added. 

“We want our elected representatives to come together to block the plebiscite and then find a way forward towards marriage equality.” Same Same  
Contrary to the views of some plebiscitists that the LGBT have been done a disservice by the plebiscite blocking, the truth of the matter is that we don't want it and are firmly opposed to it. We simply want the politicians to do their job as they've done with every other human rights issue in Australia over the decades.