Community Action Against Homophobia (CAAH) would like to extend a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who came to support the launch of the National Year of Action for Marriage Equality here in Sydney.
Without the support of countless individuals and community groups we would not have been able to pull off such a successful launch of the National Year of Action campaign.
We look forward to working with the community to make the right of all Australians to marry an election issue in the next federal election.
CAAH holds the belief that all Australians should be entitled to respect and equal rights regardless of their sex, sexuality or gender identity and after the success of the NYA launch and the recent civil union victory in the ACT we are excited and optimistic about the year ahead.
— Ben Cooper and Emilia Lawonski, CAAH co-convenors
We will win! More than 60 percent of the nation supports marriage equality. Lobby, write to your MP and all of your senators.
A single person who takes the time to contact their elected representatives in writing has disproportionate weight. They reach the desks of the politicians, not just the outer office.
­— Sten
What a sham. With nice platitudes about wanting to support gay men and lesbians, it dismissed our call for equality.
It is a sad indictment on this committee and its members (Greens members excluded) that it believes that all Australians are equal, but heterosexuals are just that bit more equal and the best that we can have is a system of state-based registration. Like that is going to happen any day soon.
The committee has referred it to another body to inquire about this. There’s another year of wasted opportunity.
— Michael
If [gay marriage] is ever going to occur in this country, then it will most likley be with incremental steps, some of which we are already seeing, such as relationship registers, and then civil unions.
The silly thing is that when you strip away the words ‘civil union’ and ‘marriage’ and look at what they actually are and what benefits or privileges flow with them, they are more or less the same.
I’m tired of the bullshit rhetoric and propaganda from the right whingers over this issue.
— Paul
I cannot believe the Colombian has been put on the list.
I guess the trouble will have to head back up to Arq and Oxford then, leaving the Colombian a friendly if not half-empty place. I love the Colombian’s friendly and gay/straight vibe.
— Melissa
Blame drunken, aggressive customers for this outcome.
Some people should just get obliterated at home and leave others in peace. Or not drink at all.
— David

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