The biggest topic at the moment in Australia (which even drowned out the constitutional crises) is that of passing an act that would legalise same-sex marriage.
For starters, I find it bewildering that our political leaders have abdicated their leadership capabilities by calling for a postal vote surveying the Australian public at cost of $122 million. Wasted money if you ask me, but I digress.
On Sunday, tens of thousands of people marched around the country in support of the YES vote to support marriage equality. Why did I do it? I believe in equality for all. It is at the very core of who I am and what I believe in. I also believe in love and who are we to dictate who should love who, in a legal sense. We all deserve the same legal rights and protections.
I know we are still years away from real equality for women, pay gap and so much more. But that doesn’t diminish my passion for equality in other arenas, and right now the topic of marriage equality is front and centre. This is a human rights issue.
It is great to see other businesses rallying around the issue too. Just this week I visited Qantas for a meeting and saw this in the lobby – brilliant!
So where to from here? Get active…share this post, talk to your friends, family and colleagues. Be sure to come along to the next round of marches across Australia on 21st October.
And of course, don’t forget to vote – it isn’t compulsory but be sure to have your say.
An important note, whilst Qantas is going all out with the glitter (love!), please do not include any glitter in your postal vote reply, the ABS have made it clear that if you do, your vote will be discarded – so take note, no glitter!!
Please vote YES. Vote for equality, for basic human rights here in Australia.
Why? because it’s 2017.