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Australians want marriage equality, it's time for Gillard and Abbott to listen

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Sarah Hanson-Young 7 Aug 2012

A new Galaxy poll, commissioned by Australian Marriage Equality, has revealed that support for marriage quality in Australia is at its highest level ever, indicating that the time has come for marriage equality, the Greens said today.

"The time for Marriage Equality has come and the majority of Australians want our Parliament to move on it," Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said today.

"The new poll released today shows that more people than ever support changing our laws to allow same-sex couples the right to marry.

"It is time for Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott to move from their out-dated positions and allow equality for all couples in Australia, regardless of their sexuality or the state they live in."

"A majority of Coalition voters support marriage equality and want Tony Abbott to allow his MPs a conscience vote on the issue in the Parliament and to stop delaying the inevitable.

"Australian want to see the friends and loved ones finale be treated equally under the law and don't believe that the current discrimination fits with a fair and caring modem Australia.

"This reform will not only strengthen the relationships of same-sex couples, but will also send a positive message to young gay and lesbian Australians that they are equal and deserve to be treated as such.

"It's time for Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott to get on the right side of history and join the national chorus for marriage equality." 

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