Sydney Says Yes

We didn’t want this vote, LGBTI Australians deserve better, but we have to win it.

If this postal survey is to go ahead we must do everything we can to make sure we are ready for the fight.

I need your help to show that the momentum for equality in Australia is unstoppable.

- Tanya

Showing 312 reactions

  • Johnny Fifles
    commented 2016-03-02 15:13:31 +1100
    Why can’t we get along with gays?
  • Janine Grinham
    commented 2016-03-02 10:48:42 +1100
    Because the love I share with my beautiful partner is the same as everyone else.. Love is Love! It doesn’t matter that we are of the same sex… ❤️❤️☯
  • Lauren Gallagher
    commented 2016-03-02 08:24:21 +1100
    Basic human rights.
  • kim davis
    commented 2016-03-02 00:04:52 +1100
    i support equality because it’s balanced and right. it’s not hurting anyone and it would make many very happy.
  • Nick Jensen
    commented 2016-03-01 23:40:18 +1100
    It’s 2016…
  • Jennifer O'Brien
    commented 2016-03-01 21:07:55 +1100
    Love knows no boundaries, race, religion, creed, sexuality. Love is..
  • Avery Palay
    commented 2016-03-01 19:42:29 +1100
    Because everybody deserves to be happy
  • Christopher Neal
    commented 2016-03-01 13:53:36 +1100
    Because everyone deserves to be equal under the law.
  • James Tohl
    commented 2016-02-25 18:41:43 +1100
    It’s a fair go for all
  • Bravo Rimba
    commented 2015-11-06 15:47:56 +1100
    It’s 2015… just… seriously. it’s 2015.
  • Ed Hunter
    commented 2015-11-05 16:53:08 +1100
    I believe all people are born equal and shouldn’t be deprived of equal rights when they chose to leave with the person they love.
  • Emma Ellis
    commented 2015-11-04 15:09:17 +1100
    By denying marriage equality to GLBTI Australians it sends a powerful message to people like me that in the eyes of the government our relationships are inherently less right and less equal than those of heterosexuals. This is completely unacceptable in any country, let alone one like Australia.
  • matthew santon-rutherford
    commented 2015-11-03 17:32:56 +1100
    Marriage equality tells every gay boy and girl that same sex relationships are equal to opposite sex relationships – that their desire to be in a same sex relationship is the same as their straight siblings and friends.

    As a young confused queer kid this would have been a very powerful message to me.

    Same sex marriage says to queer kids that if your parents and family don’t support that you know that society at large does so go and find them.

    Same sex marriage will be turn down the internalised homophobia that all gay people deal with – that’s why I support same sex marriage.
  • Benjamin Norris
    commented 2015-08-19 22:13:55 +1000
    I support equality because I want to get married! I believe no one has the right to take that away from me, no matter what prejudice they use to justify it. I support it because now we finally have the political leadership and public conversations that are many years overdue.

    Unfortunately the representatives of the Australian public do not proportionately represent the views of the Australians – representing what I feel as a long lasting failure in our democracy. What greater first step to revitalizing public trust and attitudes in politics by making real change? I’m only sad that were so far behind New Zealand, Ireland and dare I say even the US now in something as basic as human rights.

    Lets just get this done already!
  • Jamee Jenkins
    commented 2015-08-18 11:21:51 +1000
    We should all be treated equally & have the choice to marry if we want to !!
  • Bethan Konrath
    commented 2015-08-17 23:38:56 +1000
    I want to live in a just , humane, inclusive community and walk down the street knowing that all around feel a sense of belonging and make their choices .
  • Alan Brennan
    commented 2015-08-16 17:31:00 +1000
    It is about time , why are we so far behind the rest of the Liberated world , we are living in a Western Society not the Middle East
  • Alan Brennan
    commented 2015-08-16 17:30:26 +1000
    It is about time , why are we so far behind the rest of the Liberated world , we are living in a Western Society not the Middle East
  • Mark Buttigieg
    commented 2015-08-15 19:01:37 +1000
    My Partner of 24 years and I went to NZ to get married on the 11/8/2015. We are now married and happy and the world has not imploded. All we have received from the people we tell is joy and love.

    The only sad part is we basically eloped so that we would spare the expense of flying to NZ of our family and friends. Apart from SSM being the socially progressive thing to do, our money went to NZ instead of staying here n Australia.
  • Ev Moreno
    commented 2015-08-15 17:52:32 +1000
    My partner and I celebrated 20years in January, we had all of our family and friends come to celebrate with us in our home in Newtown. We are very lucky to have our families unconditional love and support, I wish this for everyone. For me, Same sex marriage equality is a human rights issue, i am proud to be Australian and an confident that we can make this progressive change.
  • Emma Malherbe
    commented 2015-08-15 17:03:10 +1000
    I believe it is a basic human right that people are treated equal before the law. Gender should play no role in who should be able to marry.

    We need marriage and gender equality for all
  • Norman Thompson
    commented 2015-08-15 16:38:05 +1000
    I believe in equality for all people regardless of sexual orientation.
  • William Miller
    commented 2015-08-15 15:10:21 +1000
    I suport marriage equality because it is no more nor less than the most fundamental human right to freedom and equality under the law. Present laws are discriminatory.
  • Josephine Key
    commented 2015-08-15 08:42:33 +1000
    Because everyone makes a personal choice about their partner – Tony Abbott had his – so why not all?
  • Euan McMillan
    commented 2015-08-14 22:13:26 +1000
    I come from nz where equality is important. I have loved in Sydney Australia for ten years. Australian politicians are dragging their heels on marriage equality. Tony, your position and tactics are embarrassing.
  • Margaret Black
    commented 2015-08-14 18:10:18 +1000
    Every adult individual has a right to be married, it’s time to give all Australians equal rights to be a partner in marriage. I call on all fellow Sydney-siders to say yes and support gay marriage. Thanks Tanya for championing this cause.
  • Vicki Parry
    commented 2015-08-14 18:06:57 +1000
  • Sean Beavis
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-08-14 17:56:14 +1000
    Sydney says "Yes" to marriage equality! And so should every other thinking adult Australian - including the Prime Minister.
  • Cath Walker
    commented 2015-08-14 17:51:23 +1000
    Equality is a right, not an option.
  • Richard Lee
    commented 2015-08-14 17:50:07 +1000
    Human right.

    Abbott et co don’t get the value of love and family unites us all. How it is expressed differs based on how you come into this world.

    Get over it!