Statement on Marriage Equality Plebiscite

Relationships Australia has released a statement explaining our position on the marriage equality plebiscite.

We believe that the most appropriate way to make a decision on the issue of marriage equality is for Parliament to decide.

We are concerned that the ongoing community discussion may lead to the voicing of inflammatory opinion that will cause additional distress for people who are directly targeted or affected.

Should the plebiscite proceed, Relationships Australia supports open and respectful dialogue in the period leading up to and following the vote. We encourage all Australians, whatever their opinion, to act with civility, respect and kindness.

To read our full statement, please visit: www.relationships.org.au/national/submissions-and-policy-statements/marriage-equality-statement-2016-supporting-families-through-the-plebiscite