With just two days left to make submissions to the Federal marriage inquiry, Australian Marriage Equality is reminding people to get involved -” and if you have done that, start encouraging your friends and family.
Thousands of submissions -” both for and against -” have been sent to the Senate, so this is no time to be complacent, AME spokesman Corey Irlam warned.
The massive rallies were only the start. It’s really important that not only same-sex attracted people, but also their straight family and friends, make a quick submission to the inquiry, telling them why they think it’s important, he said.
There were 15,000 submissions made in 2004 [for the Marriage Amendment Act] and we haven’t quite hit that mark. Mum, Dad, your boss, your colleagues. get them involved.
Submissions must be received by the Senate’s Legal and Constitutional Committee by Friday, August 28 and can be made online by writing to the inquiry, or via the AME submission.
The easiest way for people to get involved is to go to the AME website and do one of two things: write a one or two-line sentence about why it’s important to them. Or simply say they support and endorse the AME submission, Irlam said.
info: To sign on to AME’s submission visit www.australianmarriageequality.com.au