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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  • Todd Kuiters
    commented 2017-05-10 21:42:26 +1000
    Because we are all equal
  • Martina Eaton
    commented 2017-05-10 21:14:11 +1000
    As a lesbian mother of a sixteen year old son there is nothing more that I would like to see than marriage equality. Love is love and it is time for Australia to stop treating our LGBTIQ community as second class citizens!
  • Loris Thurgar
    commented 2017-05-10 21:13:58 +1000
    I believe in equality.
  • Sarah Masters
    commented 2017-05-10 20:46:11 +1000
  • Kaye Cook
    commented 2017-05-10 20:41:53 +1000
  • Kate Wall
    commented 2017-05-10 20:38:35 +1000
    Why should I leave my country to marry the person I love?
  • Nathan Croft
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-10 20:21:54 +1000
    Sydney Says Yes
  • Hayley Legg
    commented 2017-05-10 19:51:35 +1000
    I would love to be able to marry my girlfriend and officially have her as my wife so that we get the same rights as our straight friends. This is particularly important legally if one of us gets sick, and also when we have children, but to be able to marry the person you love is a basic human right. I obide by the laws of this country and I pay my taxes and I believe my love for my girlfriend Emma does nothing but bring joy to those around us. Not once has our love for each other hurt another person. It’s time to make our rights equal. Love is love.
  • Cat Wilson
    commented 2017-05-10 19:46:18 +1000
    Because everyone deserves their mutual love to be recognised by law.

    Because we shouldn’t still be talking about it.

    Because it doesn’t hurt anyone

    And because it’s right.
  • Simeon Dale
    commented 2017-05-10 18:35:28 +1000
    Because everyone is equal, why should we be treated different?
  • Barry Smythe
    commented 2017-05-10 18:25:58 +1000
    Because I care
  • Merrilyn Bowers
    commented 2017-05-10 17:56:56 +1000
    I am sad that we are still having this conversation. It should have already happened. Mr Turnbull it’s about time you manned up.
  • Sally Fryer
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-10 16:59:06 +1000
    Dear Friends, If you're one of those married couple friends of mine, imagine not being allowed to marry that person.
  • Sally Fryer
    @FryerSally tweeted link to this page. 2017-05-10 16:59:03 +1000
    Dear Friends, If you're one of those married couple friends of mine, imagine not being allowed to marry that person. http://www.tanyaplibersek.com/sydneysaysyes?recruiter_id=30867
  • Sally Fryer
    commented 2017-05-10 16:57:24 +1000
    Imagine not being allowed to marry the person that you love and wish to share your life with?

    How would that have made you feel Malcolm? How would that have made Lucy feel?
  • Danielle Warby
    commented 2017-05-10 15:45:58 +1000
    It’s time. I don’t want to see money wasted on a plebiscite when that money could be better directed towards those who really need it. Australia says yes. It’s time for our so-called leaders to actually lead and stop fart-arsing around with our lives.
  • HAZEL & JOE Butorac
    commented 2017-05-10 15:36:08 +1000
    Because it is something that all clear “thinking people” should support. There is nothing greater in life than a loving relationship…shared with children if it is possible…so that you all “grow old” together. I do know because I am the Mother of 4 adult offspring, 9 grand-children and 1 great grand-child..
  • Geoff Cutler
    commented 2017-05-10 14:54:31 +1000
    Two people who love each other should be allowed to do so. It doesn’t take anything away from Heterosexual couples or traditional families.
  • Fay Briggs
    commented 2017-05-10 14:47:24 +1000
    A “no -brainer” not to just allow this. Let’s catch up with the rest of the world and treat couples EQUALLY – regardless of their sexual preference.
  • Jason Armstrong
    commented 2017-05-10 14:46:14 +1000
    To be able to enjoy the dignity and freedom with my partner that my friends and family already enjoy
  • Margaret Parkhill
    commented 2017-05-10 14:44:37 +1000
    I wish for my son to share in the same equality as his two siblings who have both married. Why should his sexuality prevent him from marriage. I am aunt to a gay nephew and his siblings enjoy the benefits of married life – why can he not share this same experience with his partner? On the issue of a Plebiscite why should I need to ask my neighbour, Joe at the local shop, Bill at the Servo and Sarah at the food store to have their say as to whether they give their approval for my son and nephew to marry. Not on !! Just get on with it and pass legislation through parliament . .
  • Andrew Gillman
    commented 2017-05-10 14:40:51 +1000
    I simply want to be able to marry the man I love. Pure and simple.
  • Tony Le
    commented 2017-05-10 14:38:49 +1000
    Let’s bring Australia forward…
  • Weeze Z
    @WeezeZ tweeted link to this page. 2017-05-10 14:38:32 +1000
  • Glenn Campbell
    commented 2017-05-10 14:32:29 +1000
    This is a very real issue for me and my family as I have a nephew who is gay. I see no reason why he should not be afforded the same social status and respect as heterosexuals should he want to enter into marriage with a same-sex parnter.

    I am a 4th generation Australian and some of the many Australian values that I cherish and hold close to my heart are equality, fairness, openess and acceptance of others. Discrimination against same-sex marriage is incongruous with these values. It is indeed inconguous with Australian society, as is refelcted in the overwhelming public opinion that marriage equality is should be affored to ALL Australians.

    If Australia is to be a truely multicultural society then we need to equally embrace cultural, sexual and religious differences and not cherry-pick only the bits we personally like.
  • Chris Johnson
    commented 2017-05-10 14:24:14 +1000
    I support equality
  • Cindy Parker
    commented 2017-05-10 14:23:02 +1000
    I am gay. I want respect and equality. I want my partner to share my life and be treated equally and properly under law. These things are very long overdue and should no longer be delayed by bigotry.
  • Norman Thompson
    commented 2017-05-10 14:01:53 +1000
    All loving couples have a right to be married.
  • Cynthia Baxter
    commented 2017-05-10 13:54:49 +1000
    Because I believe in equality of life. Acceptance of all, colour, or creed, marriage between two consenting couples regardless of gender, NO-ONE of age should have to seek permission from ANYONE, particularly POLITICIANS, to marry the ones they love. Ours is supposed to be a FREE country and NOT A DICTATORSHIP. I am a happily married hetrosexual woman who happens to love all people and wants EQUALITY for all. Mixed race people don’t have to go begging Parliament for permission to marry, so why not same sex lovers?
  • Sally Schmidt
    commented 2017-05-10 13:49:11 +1000