Equality advocates have praised the Australian Medical Association for supporting marriage equality.
Just.equal spokesperson, Ivan Hinton-Teoh, said,
"I congratulate the AMA on its support for marriage equality."
"The AMA has highlighted what we have known for many years - legal inequality leads directly to poorer health outcomes for LGBTI people."
"If this Government cares about the health and wellbeing of LGBTI Australians and their families it will allow a free vote so marriage equality can pass straight away."
Long time marriage equality advocate, Rodney Croome, said,
"The AMA's concern about the health of LGBTI Australians is a reminder that we should never go down the path of a plebiscite."
"The poorer health outcomes caused by existing legal discrimination would be exacerbated by the discriminatory and stigmatising statements we would see during a plebiscite."
For more information contact Ivan Hinton-Teoh on 0419 124 826 or Rodney Croome on 0409 010 668