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TAKE ACTION: Say "I Do" for Marriage Equality in Australia


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Beverly
- 255 days ago - getup.org.au
On Tuesday, love had a win when the ACT made marriage equality a reality for same-sex couples in Australia for the first time. Today, that love is being challenged in the High Court.



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Beverly M. (85)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 10:15 am
On Tuesday, love had a win.

The ACT made marriage equality a reality for same-sex couples in Australia for the first time. It was a beautiful, historic, long-overdue day.

Today, that love is being challenged in the High Court.

Attorney-General George Brandis has decided to fight the change and is attempting to restore discrimination to ACT marriage law.

People have waited too long for their love to be recognised, and we'll be damned if we let anyone take it away now. We need to show him the love he is fighting against.

Martin Luther King, Jr. said "love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals". Let's fill the gaping hole in the space where Senator Brandis' heart should be with our stories. Let's fill his conscience with tales of love, friendship and lifelong romance. Let's transform him, using the power of love.

 

Les M. (6)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 10:32 am
this drives me batty! it's a non-issue. two people love each other - end of story. please use your time with important issues like saving the planet!
 

Natasha Salgado (505)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 12:00 pm
Equality-tolerance-acceptance and love 4 all...signed-thx Beverly
 

GGmaSheila D. (128)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 2:15 pm
Can't sign, not for US zips...sorry.
 

AniMae Chi (387)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 3:38 pm
Les;
A non-issue?
We will be closer to saving the planet when all humans can show tolerance & stop hatefully discriminating against each other.

Australian postal code 5068
 

Angelene B. (114)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 4:42 pm
signed
 

Candy L. (475)
Monday October 28, 2013, 1:34 am
Thanks, Couldn't Sign, but Tweeted
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (272)
Monday October 28, 2013, 2:21 am
well said AniMaechi

I signed
 

Kathy Bergquist (0)
Monday October 28, 2013, 11:28 am
d and
 

Kathy Bergquist (0)
Monday October 28, 2013, 11:32 am
Spoke too soon. Zip a problem. g+ instead.
 

Marianna Molnar Woods (9)
Monday October 28, 2013, 12:21 pm
hell no
 

Birgit W. (140)
Monday October 28, 2013, 1:16 pm
Was not able to sign, sorry.
 

Winn Adams (187)
Monday October 28, 2013, 1:24 pm
wouldn't let me sign
 

SJ J. (116)
Monday October 28, 2013, 3:42 pm
Done, thanks Beverly
 

Karen Chestney (100)
Monday October 28, 2013, 8:40 pm
Signed.....Thank-you.
 

Ben B. (38)
Monday October 28, 2013, 9:37 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Beverly. Let's hope that Brandis' legal challenge will fail.
 

Cynthia no frwd B. (260)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 1:18 am
signed Spam reported on Joy Pettit
 

Dimitris Dallis (2)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 1:23 am
Thank you Beverly,
and thank you Miss Chi for the postal code.
 

Julie W. (20)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 1:36 am
What I find interesting is how quickly they are rushing this through. What's the big hurry? I've never seen government move so fast.
 

Inge Bjorkman (124)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 1:36 am
Signed

Love
 

Ed V. (160)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 3:07 am
Signed & noted, Thanks
 

Barbara V. (160)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 6:10 am
Signed & noted, Thank you
 

Kathleen R. (137)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 7:04 am
signed & noted
 

John Wesen (0)
Tuesday October 29, 2013, 3:42 pm
Already have, and the petition(s) go to Tony, and what do you think Uncle Homophobe will do about it?
 
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