As federal parliament returns and the issue of marriage equality is once again placed on the agenda, politicians travelling back to Canberra are being greeted with a message of corporate support for same-sex marriage.
Airbnb’s Until We All Belong campaign is taking over Canberra airport for 24 hours today as politicians arrive ahead of next week’s federal budget. Billboards and signage for the campaign are also being displayed at Qantas terminals around Australia.
The acceptance rings have been ordered by people around the country, and a pledge has been received every 30 seconds since the campaign was launched.
“We want to create a world where anyone can belong, no matter where they are in the world, and we strongly believe that everyone should have the right to marry the person they love,” said Sam McDonagh of Airbnb.
“Until We All Belong is our public declaration that marriage equality in Australia is long overdue and we are encouraging all Australians to show their acceptance by pledging their support for a friend, family member or loved one.
“We’ve been blown away by the overwhelming response from everyday Aussies to the Until We All Belong movement. As federal parliament returns this coming week, we’ll be stepping up our efforts, and alongside our many partners are taking the message direct to Canberra calling on politicians to take action to achieve marriage equality.”