While most federal MPs will have their focus firmly fixed on the Gillard Government’s carbon price legislation today, a group of 60 people will meet with a range of MPs in Canberra today to call for marriage equality.
The push has been organised by lobby group the Australian Marriage Equality.
The group of same-sex marriage advocates are set to speak with more than 40 MPs from both sides of the house, including cabinet ministers and senior opposition representatives.
AME national convenor Alex Greenwich said it’s time for Australian laws allow same-sex couples to marry.
“Marriage equality is about treating everybody and every family equally,” Greenwich said.
“All Australians should have the right to marry their soulmate and the opportunity to express their love and commitment to that person as part of a marriage ceremony.
“Today, we hope to encourage our federal decision-makers to support positive social reform that will change the lives of so many ordinary Australian’s and afford many the same rights as their friends and family.”