GetUp! is calling on Australians to email or call their local politician today to voice their support for Melbourne MP Adam Bandt’s motion for parliamentarians to acknowledge growing public support for gay marriage and to actively engage with their constituents on the issue.

The motion, which will be debated in the House of Representatives at 8 o’clock tonight, is another important step in the Greens’ bid to win support for their Marriage Equality Amendment Bill – legislation that would enshrine equal rights for all couples to marry.

Marriage equality is looming as an important election issue, with a recent Galaxy Poll revealing that 62 percent of Australians believe gays and lesbians should have the right to marry.

A growing number of MPs have broken party ranks in recent weeks to express their support for marriage equality. Labor politicians Doug Cameron, Mark Arbib and Queensland Premier Anna Bligh have publicly expressed their support for marriage equality, as have Liberal MPs Warren Entsch and Mal Washer.

Take part in GetUp’s email campaign by clicking here:
http://www.getup.org.au/campaign/MarriageMatters

Or call your local MP in their Parliament House office. Their number can be found here:
http://aph.gov.au/house/members/index.htm

A live broadcast of the debate will be streamed here:
http://webcast.aph.gov.au/livebroadcasting/eventdetailsHOR.aspx?eventid=1781158

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