Sunday March 12th 2017
W.A. ELECTION RESULT A BOOST FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY
EQUALITY A VOTE WINNER
All STATE & TERRITORY LEADERS NOW BACK REFORM
Advocates say the WA election result has increased the momentum for marriage equality.
Long-time marriage equality advocate and just.equal spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said,
"The WA election outcome boosts the momentum for marriage equality under the current Federal Government."
"The result shows that One Nation is much less of a threat to the Government than right wing Liberals warned, and that Labor can win big with a pro-marriage equality position."
"If Malcolm Turnbull wants to avoid the fate of the WA Liberals he must show leadership on marriage equality and allow the Liberals a free vote."
"A recent opinion poll showed 71% of Australians would look more favourably on the Federal Government if it dropped the failed plebiscite policy and moved marriage equality forward in Parliament instead."
"The WA election result shows what will happen if Mr Turnbull ignores these polls."
Mr Croome added that all state and territory leaders now support marriage equality.
"With all state and territory leaders now in support of marriage equality, there are no longer any excuses for Federal Parliament delaying the reform."
For more information contact Rodney Croome on 0409 010 668.