Monday November 7th 2016
GIANT PETITION AGAINST PLEBISCITE & FOR FREE VOTE TO BE PRESENTED TODAY
What: door stop to highlight petition with 92,000 signatures
Who: Ivan Hinton-Teoh, just.equal spokesperson; Shelley Argent OAM, PFLAG spokesperson; Senator Janet Rice.
Where: Senate court yard
A petition with over 92,000 signatures will be presented to the Senate this afternoon urging senators to oppose a plebiscite and have a free vote on marriage equality.
The petition jointly auspiced by just.equal and AllOut comes as the Senate debates a plebiscite and looks likely to defeat it.
Just.equal spokesperson, Ivan Hinton-Teoh, said,
"Our petition is a timely reminder that the LGBTI community and our allies do not want a plebiscite under any circumstances and that we want parliament to pass marriage equality through a free vote without delay."
"We call on the Senate to vote down a plebiscite as soon as possible so the nation can get back to debating the substantive issue of allowing LGBTI people full legal equality."
"I hope our petition will remind federal parliament that the path to marriage equality is a free vote and Australians want them to take that path immediately."
The petition will be presented by Australian Greens LGBTI spokesperson, Senator Janet Rice.
For more information contact Ivan Hinton-Teoh on 0419 124 826 or Shelley Argent 0409 363 335.