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


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  • Tina White
    commented 2017-05-15 11:30:32 +1000
    It should honestly need no words to explain why equality is so important to everyone. Its a human right. The pursuit of happiness and all that. To think that its 2017 and we still dont have equal rigjts for everyone is appalling to me.!
  • Santhad Thanudon
    commented 2017-05-15 08:56:09 +1000
  • Bob Fawcett
    commented 2017-05-13 21:25:44 +1000
    It’s about human rights. Being able to marry another person that you love is a human right. Human rights belong to all people.
  • Gary Rodgers
    commented 2017-05-13 13:54:28 +1000
    As a gay man I personally am not concerned about if I can or cannot marry my partner. However it concerns me greatly that I am prevented from doing so by some archaic law and that there are many people who are being prevented from doing what they consider is right.

    To Malcolm Turnbull I say it is time to bring the coalition into line with the rest of the country.

    Lets stop all the time wasting and costs discussing and holding plebicides when the majority of the people have already decided. Give the parliament a free vote and lets get this law passed and put the wasted plebicide costs to some useful purpose.

    Malcolm the support you received when you took the leadership was to get this done – not be governed by out of date MP’s threatening your position.
  • Pat. H. Wilson
    commented 2017-05-13 10:24:25 +1000
  • Phil Ronaldson
    commented 2017-05-13 09:55:28 +1000
    Love, companionship and parenting between adult couples should not be ruled by outdated notions that these can only be performed by heterosexual couples.
  • Sandra Hardy
    commented 2017-05-13 09:20:38 +1000
    Because it is a no brainer. The fact that same sex couples cannot marry in Australia in 2017 is discriminatory. I am able to marry who I want as a heterosexual female. Why cannot same sex couples do the same? It is just ridiculous that they cannot.

    All this antidiscrimination and equality related legislation and policies and procedures in the workplace to promote equality and anti-discriminatory practices particularly against the LGBTI community. It is hipocrisy that marriage equality does not exist in Australia. It is time for bipartisan support by politicians and to provide leadership by showing the Australian community what good behavior is towards LGBTI people – behaving with respect, dignity and equality. Have some intestinal fortitude and just do it – be leaders and change the legislation for god’s sake NOW.
  • Renee Rawson
    commented 2017-05-12 21:57:07 +1000
  • Sandra Burrows
    commented 2017-05-12 19:24:42 +1000
    I have a niece & nephew who are both gay, & I would love to see them be allowed to marry just like everybody else.
  • Natalie Quinlivan
    commented 2017-05-12 12:31:28 +1000
  • Alison Graham
    commented 2017-05-12 08:34:50 +1000
    Because Love is Love and doesn’t see gender but the person.
  • Jo Treger
    commented 2017-05-12 08:24:38 +1000
    I have two nephews. James is happily married to Natalie. Max is gay and not able to marry legally in this country. It’s disgraceful and embarrassing and unfair. Love is love. It’s time.
  • Tony Bolton
    commented 2017-05-11 19:19:26 +1000
    Love is love!
  • Kieran Gibb
    commented 2017-05-11 18:33:07 +1000
    I could write a novel, but I shouldn’t have to. I feel like iraq will pass marriage equality before Australia at this point. Being sick to death of your own country is not a nice feeling. This needs to happen for so many reasons, I just don’t understand why we are so behind……
  • Tim Glover
    commented 2017-05-11 15:51:32 +1000
  • Jacqui King
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-11 14:26:58 +1000
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  • Jacqui King
    commented 2017-05-11 14:26:16 +1000
    It’s a human right to marry whomever you want and why should one section of the population have this right and not others?
  • liz hynes
    commented 2017-05-11 14:21:11 +1000
    I support marriage equality, not because I personally support marriage (I don’t). What I do support is the right of people, regardless of their sexual preference, to have the right to express their love for each other equally. Whether that is expressed by walking down the street, holding hands and being obviously in love with the person by their side or wanting to publicly express that love with a marriage ceremony, everyone should have an equal right to express their love. As long as that love is between consenting adults. I wonder why marriage between same sex people is so frond upon when reality TV makes such a mockery of it with.. “the farmer wants a wife”, “married at first sight”!! Where’s the howls of indignation over that???
  • David Siebert Siebert
    commented 2017-05-11 13:40:51 +1000
  • Joris Cuesta
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-11 12:46:49 +1000
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  • Joris Cuesta
    @joriscuesta tweeted link to this page. 2017-05-11 12:46:47 +1000
  • Max Goonan
    commented 2017-05-11 12:45:51 +1000
    Equality for everyone.
  • Joris Cuesta
    commented 2017-05-11 12:45:15 +1000
    It is time to be on the right side of history. We are all created equal, worth of love & free to love.
  • joan o'connor
    commented 2017-05-11 12:06:56 +1000
    Love does not have boundaries not should we judge others .We are hear to build a better world for all . Shame Malcolm Turnbull Shame
  • Megan Bourke
    commented 2017-05-11 11:31:46 +1000
    I support marriage equality because there is no reason not to. John Howard changed the marriage act without a plebiscite – we can change it back without one. Malcolm, you have the chance to be remembered for something good. Please take it.
  • Joanne McClure
    commented 2017-05-11 09:45:28 +1000
    It’s time for marriage equality in Australia. It is supported by the majority, and by its very definition it is a human right.
  • Angela Greer
    commented 2017-05-11 08:11:35 +1000
    Because love is love!
  • Diana Burns
    commented 2017-05-11 00:52:06 +1000
  • Ms JS McFarlane
    commented 2017-05-11 00:20:59 +1000
    Everyone should have the right to marry the person they love
  • vsevolod vlaskine
    commented 2017-05-10 22:19:47 +1000