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PETITION - Sign Now to Call for Equal Marriage Laws Across Australia - Abbott: "I Will Do Everything I Can to Stop GLBT Marriage

World  (tags: Australia, LGBT marriage, Obstructionist, Rabid Catholic PM, Human Rights, Freedoms, Ethics? )

- 1652 days ago -
TO PRIME MINISTER ABBOTT AND AUSTRALIAN POLITICIANS: Please support laws that will give ALL Australians the freedom to marry. Support full marriage equality at federal, state, and territory level. Don't try to stop it with new laws or legal challenges.

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Animae C (514)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 6:25 pm
Do we really expect compassion & understanding towards the LGBT community from a Roman Catholic seminarian?!

SIGNED of course!
3,602 people support this campaign.

David B (28)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 6:34 pm

1. Tony Abbott studied to be a catholic priest before recently becoming Prime Minister of Australia. He, in no way, represents the wishes of the majority of Australians, who have no objection whatever to gay marriage... He will not allow the senators in his own party a conscience vote on the matter.... He is a bigot of the first water and anti-gay to the max.

2. Tony Abbott has threatened to do everything he can to stop marriage equality. He wants to stop the ACT (an Australian state) passing a law that could allow everyone to marry the person they love before Christmas.

If the ACT gives everyone the right to marry, New South Wales and South Australia are set to follow. This could kick off unstoppable momentum for marriage across Australia. Or it might start a huge legal and political battle led by the Prime Minister.

Tony Abbott could decide not to get in the way. His party -- and even his own family -- are showing more and more support for marriage equality. A huge petition showing massive popular support could help show Tony Abbott it's pointless to fight equality.

Abbott is preparing for a big fight. He knows that Labor and the Greens plan to pass the ACT's marriage equality law. If he goes ahead with his plan to fight equality, he could try an an expensive legal challenge in the High Court, to try to get the Court to say that only his government can make marriage laws.

The good news is that expert lawyers say the ACT is likely to win a legal battle, and Tony Abbott knows it. Together, we could show Abbott that equality is inevitable and this fight is not worth it.

All Out members around the world have been busy on equal marriage. Earlier this year, more than 325,000 members signed a petition, donated for newspaper ads and gathered in the streets to help win in France. And together, we helped win the votes for marriage in three states in the USA.

All Out's not just about marriage, it's about building a world where everyone is free and equal. And in just two years, there are now more than 1.8 million of us. Imagine what we can achieve for Australia together.

If we can grow this petition to 50,000 signatures by Monday, we'll deliver it to Tony Abbott's office in Parliament House. Will you sign now?

Thanks for going All Out.

Andre, Hayley, Jeremy, Marie and the rest of the All Out team.

PS: If Tony Abbott does decides to put up a fight, there will be lots we can do. We could email and call our representatives directly, place high profile adverts, and chip in for a legal defense if it's needed. But now's our chance to stop Tony Abbott before he gets started. Sign the petition.

PPS: All Out members are also working together to stop the Abbott government from sending lesbian, gay, bi and trans refugees to a place where it's a crime to be gay. In case you missed it you can sign that petition too, to help make Australia a safe haven again:


AWAY AWHILE Cal M (1067)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 6:44 pm
signed and noted

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 7:00 pm

David B (28)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 7:11 pm
GLBT?... Please sign the petition and forward to your friends?

Elizabeth Reynolds (60)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 7:23 pm
It is absolutely DEPLORABLE to deny a human being the legal right to marry who they love. All human beings, no matter what race, creed, religion are hurt by this. Our tax systems, health benefits, adoption and foster care systems, and general standing is effected by the ability to marry.

. (3)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 7:23 pm
Noted & signed.

Mary T (358)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 7:24 pm
Signed & noted - thank you David and thank you AniMaeChi for forwarding

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 8:04 pm
I gladly signed. There are many things I'm critical of in the USA but we are doing much better when it comes to our rights for the GLBT Community. I just saw a report on Russia today that is passing more and more laws against the gays and will soon be ripping children out of their parents arms and homes, saying it's better they live in an orphanage than with the parent(s) who love them. We are on the same planet but in so many ways we are eons different from each other when it comes to Human Rights and which Human Rights are allowed.

Karen Gee (97)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 8:09 pm

. (7)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 8:10 pm
Noted and signed, thanks David.

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 8:23 pm
Signed. To Tony -> You're NOT my Prime Minister. You Homophobic, piss-poor excuse, for a human being.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 8:24 pm

Mari L (192)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 8:33 pm
No one should deny another the freedom to marry whomever they choose, provided both people are adults.

cynthia l (207)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 8:46 pm
signed of course you love whom you love

Ena S (244)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 8:52 pm
Signed, noted & sharing ... Thank you David & AniMaeChi

Barbara F (47)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 9:07 pm
Signed & Noted shared on FB/Thanks AmiMae!

Laurie H (817)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 9:49 pm
6128---Signed & Shared---Thanks AniMae~~~

Jason B (142)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 11:13 pm
Signed, Thanks

MmAway M (505)
Friday October 11, 2013, 12:17 am
Done, don't think it went through laptop froze! I will return and than you AniMarie for the forward,, I am signing off and can't keep up. Getting petitions and Click to donate.

Veselin Varbanov (23)
Friday October 11, 2013, 12:25 am
Signed and noted!

Athena F (131)
Friday October 11, 2013, 12:35 am
signed and noted!

William A (49)
Friday October 11, 2013, 12:51 am

jeanne schreurs (205)
Friday October 11, 2013, 2:06 am

Ruth M (235)
Friday October 11, 2013, 2:13 am

Ljiljana M (116)
Friday October 11, 2013, 2:18 am
> 7,461 GOAL: 10,000
Signed & Thank you Davi for posting and AniMaeChi for forward

John B (185)
Friday October 11, 2013, 2:24 am
Thanks David for providing the link to the petition. Gladly signed and post noted!

Patricia H. (440)
Friday October 11, 2013, 2:38 am

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday October 11, 2013, 3:20 am
noted and signed

Frances Darcy (143)
Friday October 11, 2013, 3:45 am

Ellen J (61)
Friday October 11, 2013, 3:52 am
Signed, noted, & shared. Thanks David & AniMaeChi.

kate K (481)
Friday October 11, 2013, 4:23 am
signed and noted thank you AniMae :-)

Past Member (0)
Friday October 11, 2013, 4:27 am
Noted & Signed

Past Member (0)
Friday October 11, 2013, 4:46 am
NS&S !!! Thanks David and AniMae!

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Friday October 11, 2013, 5:09 am

Darlene W (303)
Friday October 11, 2013, 5:11 am
Noted and signed. To each their own--bless all who care.

Past Member (0)
Friday October 11, 2013, 5:57 am
Signed. Thank You David~

Past Member (0)
Friday October 11, 2013, 6:27 am
S&S on FB, thanks David and AniMaeChi for the forward.

Angelika R (143)
Friday October 11, 2013, 6:59 am
Gladly signed, thx David and Sioux for heads up. Why oh why was he elected PM ???? He's worse than Gillard.

Jovana S (21)
Friday October 11, 2013, 7:30 am
Signed and noted. Thanks!

Daniel Partlow (179)
Friday October 11, 2013, 7:45 am
S&N Everyone needs love and marriage is an important right for all.

Ann Welton (230)
Friday October 11, 2013, 8:29 am
Signed and noted. Thank you David for posting and AniMaeChi for sharing.

Ellen G (325)
Friday October 11, 2013, 8:33 am

Past Member (0)
Friday October 11, 2013, 9:06 am
Signed and noted. Call me naive, but I am still continually amazed by these archaic, ignorant and judgmental people in the world.

Helga Kordjukova (161)
Friday October 11, 2013, 9:28 am

Lisa N (206)
Friday October 11, 2013, 9:30 am
Signed, thanks!

. (0)
Friday October 11, 2013, 10:06 am
Signed and Noted.

Cinzia Palamara (26)
Friday October 11, 2013, 10:37 am
Signed. Many thanks David for sharing this very important petition.

Marija M (32)
Friday October 11, 2013, 12:21 pm
noted, signed; live and let live!

Michela M (3964)
Friday October 11, 2013, 12:32 pm


Lynne Buckley (0)
Friday October 11, 2013, 12:38 pm

Kathleen R (192)
Friday October 11, 2013, 1:34 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you David and to Ed for forwarding the petition. I have a different take on marriage equality. Don't laugh. Why should heteros like myself be the only ones to find out that sometimes love is not enough and some marriage don't work out. Everyone who wants to marry should be able to find out for themselves. Please don't throw any bricks. LOL

Madhu Pillai (22)
Friday October 11, 2013, 1:52 pm

Vicky P (476)
Friday October 11, 2013, 2:07 pm
noted, signed

Yvette S (35)
Friday October 11, 2013, 2:10 pm

milca V (79)
Friday October 11, 2013, 2:10 pm

Karen Chestney (112)
Friday October 11, 2013, 2:18 pm
Petition---noted--signed---and---forwarded, Thank-you.

Mima M (244)
Friday October 11, 2013, 3:29 pm
Thank you! Hope we help

Rose Becke (141)
Friday October 11, 2013, 3:56 pm

S J (130)
Friday October 11, 2013, 4:43 pm
Done, thanks David.



pam w (139)
Friday October 11, 2013, 5:04 pm
Well...isn't HE just the most Jesusy little cupcake in the box? We ALL know what Jesus had to say about same-sex marriage.

Don't we?

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday October 11, 2013, 6:02 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, David.

Birgit W (160)
Friday October 11, 2013, 6:06 pm

Mitchell D (104)
Friday October 11, 2013, 6:14 pm
Noted and signed.
And, when my face-to-face friends in Perth, return from their latest vacation, I will encourage them to sign, too.

David B (28)
Friday October 11, 2013, 6:40 pm
Thanks to all who have, or will, sign this important human rights petition... Live and let live!

It's a shame we have to resort to petitions like this in our enlightened age of 2013 AD... Our dear 'leader', Prime Minister Tony Abbott, is a creature sill living in the magic and myths of 2013 BC... I hope this petition will help to make him aware that he is accountable to the majority of Australians who condone gay marriage, not his mythical god in the sky.

One small step for mankind, one large step for gay rights?

Lisa W (143)
Friday October 11, 2013, 8:43 pm
signed of course!! Love is love!

Allen O (200)
Friday October 11, 2013, 9:44 pm

Constance F (418)
Friday October 11, 2013, 11:00 pm
Yes, thank you ~ my pleasure to sign and share, Thank you for sending out A !

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 12:20 am
Signed-thx David

Inge B (202)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 1:12 am


James Beeston (199)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 5:45 am
Signed thanks .

Winn Adams (179)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 8:29 am

Peggy A (0)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 8:40 am
noted and signed

Rehana VN (0)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 10:43 am
Better the "devil you know".Julia Gillard was conveniently ousted & replaced by Abbott! Waiting to see how he handles the hot catholic church investigations" in Australia.

Vivian B (169)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 12:18 pm
The Australian government needs to get in the 21st century. The issue of same-sex marriage is not an issue anymore! I don't care what religion the PM is. He needs to get with the.times!
Thanks for sharing and signed, noted, and shared on all social media!

Hugo L (255)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 1:21 pm
Noted & signed, thanks David

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 2:55 pm
signed & shared

Candy L (473)
Monday October 14, 2013, 3:51 am
Thanks, Signed & Tweeted

Antonella C (83)
Monday October 14, 2013, 11:45 am
signed and tweeted because everybody deserves love!

Sherri Martin (78)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 5:18 am
Signed and shared to Facebook

Sergio P (65)
Monday October 21, 2013, 8:48 am

David B (28)
Monday October 21, 2013, 8:08 pm

ACT legalises same-sex marriage

GAY marriage has been legalised in the ACT in an Australian first.

But the new laws, expected to see the first same-sex unions by December, are already headed for a High Court challenge by the Abbott Government

The ACT Legislature today passed the Marriage Equality Same Sex Act 2013 by 9 votes to 8 with the support of the Labor Government and its one Greens member.

Opposed by the Liberals, it is the first time such laws have been passed by an Australian Government.

As a large continent of supporters watched from the public gallery, Chief Minister Katy Gallagher said she was sorry a federal threat hung over this bill, but she would not put off the joy of people's weddings.

Thomas P (280)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 7:56 am
Noted and signed...thanks David
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