With numerous bills before Federal Parliament and a couple of recently completed parliamentary inquiries, marriage equality is a key focus for Australian politics in 2012. While there are a number of ways you can show your support for marriage equality, we urge you to begin by writing to your local MP and encouraging your friends and family to do the same on why this issue matters to you. If you feel comfortable, also organise to meet with them to share your personal stories.
We have also created a simple factsheet to assist those looking to make personal submissions. Our marriage equality legislation factsheet is a great resource if you need help to get started. While our factsheet provides some of the key arguments for the reform, it is essential that you tell your own story. You can talk about your own experiences or those of your friends and family members. The more personal stories that are told, the stronger the case for reform.
To find out who your local federal MP and Senator is, click here.